The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase (Paperback)
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The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase (Paperback)

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON
Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as `To be or not to be' and `Bond. James Bond.'
In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon.
Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquence reveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold - and how you can do the same.
`An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781785781728
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“The Elements of Eloquence”

I love this book!
While not denying the genuine talents of writers such as Shakespeare, this clever and humorous writing guide does make you realise that he and his ilk also had quite a lot of sneaky little linguistic... More

Hardback edition
26th November 2013
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“The Elements of Eloquence”

The Elements of Eloquence is Mark Forsyth’s delightful ode to linguistic style over substance. Using classic works (such as Blake’s Tiger, Tiger) and the techniques of literary heavyweights (such as Shakespeare and... More

Hardback edition
9th December 2013
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“Utterly charming and very funny”

Rhetoric is a much maligned subject, often considered to be dull, sometimes even said to be dangerous, it’s high time someone set the record straight.

What makes a memorable turn of phrase?
Why are a lot of important... More

Hardback edition
4th December 2013
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