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The elements of eloquence : secrets of the perfect turn of phrase, Mark Forsyth

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The elements of eloquence : secrets of the perfect turn of phrase
Title
The elements of eloquence
Title remainder
secrets of the perfect turn of phrase
Statement of responsibility
Mark Forsyth
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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TOH
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Forsyth, Mark
Dewey number
808.042
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1421
LC item number
.F58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • English language
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The elements of eloquence : secrets of the perfect turn of phrase, Mark Forsyth
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Publication
Copyright
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Originally published: London : Icon Books, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 237)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Preface: On cooking blindfolded -- Alliteration -- Polyptoton -- Antithesis -- Merism -- The blazon (a merism too far) -- Synaesthesia -- Aposiopesis -- Hyperbaton -- Anadiplosis -- Periodic sentences -- Hypotaxis and parataxis (and polysyndeton and asyndeton) -- Diacope -- Rhetorical questions -- Hendiadys -- Epistrophe -- Tricolon -- Epizeuxis -- Syllepsis -- Isocolon -- Enallage -- A divagation concerning versification -- Zeugma -- Paradox -- Chiasmus -- Assonance -- The fourteenth rule -- Catachresis -- Litotes -- Metonymy and synecdoche -- Transferred epithets -- Pleonasm -- Epanalepsis -- Personification -- Hyperbole -- Adynaton -- Prolepsis -- Congeries -- Scesis Onomaton -- Anaphora -- Peroration -- Epilogue concerning terminology
Control code
ocn889886474
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780425276181
Lccn
2015410727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
The elements of eloquence : secrets of the perfect turn of phrase, Mark Forsyth
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Icon Books, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: On cooking blindfolded -- Alliteration -- Polyptoton -- Antithesis -- Merism -- The blazon (a merism too far) -- Synaesthesia -- Aposiopesis -- Hyperbaton -- Anadiplosis -- Periodic sentences -- Hypotaxis and parataxis (and polysyndeton and asyndeton) -- Diacope -- Rhetorical questions -- Hendiadys -- Epistrophe -- Tricolon -- Epizeuxis -- Syllepsis -- Isocolon -- Enallage -- A divagation concerning versification -- Zeugma -- Paradox -- Chiasmus -- Assonance -- The fourteenth rule -- Catachresis -- Litotes -- Metonymy and synecdoche -- Transferred epithets -- Pleonasm -- Epanalepsis -- Personification -- Hyperbole -- Adynaton -- Prolepsis -- Congeries -- Scesis Onomaton -- Anaphora -- Peroration -- Epilogue concerning terminology
Control code
ocn889886474
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780425276181
Lccn
2015410727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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