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The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase - Community Reviews back

by Mark Forsyth
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Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 4 years ago
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...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
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...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it 5 years ago
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...
msdandimite
msdandimite rated it 6 years ago
Witty, wonderful and well worth a read.
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