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- DescriptionFrom 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 t 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, <i>The Elements of Eloquence </i>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.
- Author Biography<b>Mark Forsyth</b>, author of<i>The Horologicon</i> and<i>The Etymologicon</i>, was given a copy of <i>The Oxford English Dictionary</i> as a christening present and has never looked back. He is the creator of <i>The Inky Fool</i>, a blog about words, phrases, grammar, rhetoric, and prose. He has contributed to the<i> New York Times</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and <i>Huffington Post</i>. He lives in the UK.
- Author(s)Mark Forsyth
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication15/10/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBerkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
- Weight181 g
- Width127 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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