The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase
Publish date: October 7th 2014
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Marvelous! For a writer like me, without a formal writing education and largely self-taught, this book is a must. It talks about the rules of rhetoric – the rules for creating a memorable phrase. A writer must follow those rules, those rigid formulas, if she wants her writing to sound good, to invok...
Did you know that adjectives in the English language have to be listed in a certain order to be correct? Specifically, they need to be ordered opinion-size-age-shape-color-origin-material-purpose. So you can have a beautiful small vintage round cream Italian marble sewing table, but try to rearran...
Attention all you literary scholars and writers. This book is for you. Who ever knew that there is a rhetorical term for Yoda-speak!? I am loving every minute of this book. In fact, I'm about to order a hard copy. Forsyth goes through and term by term explains and illustrates the rhetorical tech...
Witty, wonderful and well worth a read.
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