The Elements of Eloquence

In an age unhealthily obsessed with the power of substance, this is a book that highlights the importance of style.

Author: Mark Forsyth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698168091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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From the #1 international bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon comes an education in the art of articulation, from the King James Bible to Katy Perry… From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase—such as “O Captain! My Captain!” or “To be or not to be”—memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and wonderfully witty style, he takes apart famous phrases and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or quip like Oscar Wilde. Whether you’re aiming to achieve literary immortality or just hoping to deliver the perfect one-liner, The Elements of Eloquence proves that you don’t need to have anything important to say—you simply need to say it well. In an age unhealthily obsessed with the power of substance, this is a book that highlights the importance of style.

The Elements of Eloquence

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. ‘An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly.

Author: Mark Forsyth

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848316225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. ‘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. 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.

The Elements of Intellectual Philosophy

This was , I presume , the meaning of Demosthenes , who , when asked what
was the first , and the second , and the third element of eloquence , replied ,
successively , “ Delivery , delivery , delivery ! ” This is , I think , illustrated in the
case to ...

Author: Francis Wayland

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105046663998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 426

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The Living Age

Nor was the attention to times , upon training young men , to whatever pro- these
elements of eloquence sensibly diminished in fession they were destined , in that
important and the progress of time , when the establishment of difficult branch ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119093776

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The Elements of Persuasion

And some have maintained that eloquence and virtue are unrelated . Where
does this chapter — and this book , in general - leave us in deciding on the
relationship between eloquence and virtue ? Does greater awareness of the
elements of ...

Author: William A. Covino

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029307621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 165

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Ninth in the "Elements of Composition"series, The Elements of Persuasion is a brief and inexpensive alternative to longer, "standard" texts. The book provides students with a concise introduction to major theories of persuasion; analysis of political, cultural, and literary events that represent the significance and scope of persuasion; and a range of questions and exercises to develop critical reading and writing skills. An introductory chapter offers a general overview of persuasion, illustrating the contributions of Aristotle's Rhetoric, J.L. Austin's speech act theory, and Kenneth Burke's dramatism with current examples from political oratory, advertising, and hypothetical situations, as well as extensive analysis of the "dramatism" of the O.J. Simpson trial. With this foundation, students are then able to begin their own analysis of persuasion in public discourse and to assess the elements of persuasion in their own writing.

The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition

An oration aims to realize the highest eloquence . It is the emotional element in
oratory which makes it truly eloquent . This is the opinion of the greatest
American orator , and his words are worthy of careful study by every student of
the ...

Author: David Jayne Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102769908

Category: English language

Page: 276

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The Unknown Unknown

Mark Forsyth – author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon – reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop.

Author: Mark Forsyth

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317932

Category: Social Science

Page: 32

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Mark Forsyth – author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon – reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop. Along the way he considers the wisdom of Donald Rumsfeld, naughty French photographs, why Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy would never have met online, and why only a bookshop can give you that precious thing – what you never knew you were looking for.

The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

And for the second and third , I am to show now , first , how they may stand
together ; for it seemeth a contradiction , to place small judgment and great
eloquence , or , as they call its powerful speaking , in the same man : and then in
what ...

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924030436442

Category: Natural law

Page: 226

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Eloquence and Power

2 Nativization : the element adjusts That H and L are different linguistic systems
implies , by definition , that an element taken from one into the other will require
adaptative change in order to integrate into the receiving system . With elements
at ...

Author: John Earl Joseph

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015013270973

Category: Dialectology

Page: 199

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The Shakespeare Phrase Book

ELEMENT . — If you can command these elements to silence Tempest , i . s .
There's little of the melancholy element in her ... Eloquence . - She is nice and
coy , And nought esteems my aged eloquence Two Gen. of Verona , iij . 1 . From
the ...

Author: John Bartlett

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175004142306

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Modern Eloquence

A great gain in the time consumed and in the interest of the pupils will be made
by teaching the elements of government , economics , and sociology together ,
and the elements of history , biography , geography , and travel together . So in
the ...

Author: Ashley Horace Thorndike

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000471685

Category: Speeches, addresses, etc

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The Eloquence of Frederick Jackson Turner

... the elements of a mass public readership whose attitudes are the bases of a
national psychology . What were the effects of Turner ' s rhetorical prowess upon
them ? And to what discrete facets of his eloquence can that impact be attributed
?

Author: Ronald H. Carpenter

Publisher: Huntington Library Press

ISBN: UOM:39015012118090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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