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The Elements of Eloquence : How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase - Mark Forsyth

The Elements of Eloquence

How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

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'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

In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon.

From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as 'Tiger, Tiger, burning bright', or 'To be or not to be' - memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde.

Whether you're aiming for literary immortality or just an unforgettable one-liner, The Elements of Eloquence proves that you don't need to have anything to say - you simply need to say it well.

'Sparkling ... the book offers many pleasures ... I laughed out loud' Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph

ISBN: 9781848316225
ISBN-10: 1848316224
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 7th November 2013
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Edition Number: 1