Book: The Elements of Eloquence


Originally published: London: Icon, 2013.

  • Author : Mark Forsyth
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 06 August 2021
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 13 : 9780425276181

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Originally published: London: Icon, 2013.

Book: The Elements of Eloquence


Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book.

  • Author : Mark Forsyth
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release : 03 November 2016
  • Category: English language
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 13 : 1785781723

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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 Eloquencereveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold - and how you can do the same.

Book: 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
  • Release : 07 November 2013
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9781848316225

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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.

Book: The Etymologicon


Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.

  • Author : Mark Forsyth
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 06 August 2021
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 13 : 9780425260791

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Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.

Book: The Horologicon


The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized.

  • Author : Mark Forsyth
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 October 2013
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101605769

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From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller, The Etymologicon, comes a book of weird words for familiar situations. The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized. Find yourself pretending to work? That’s fudgelling. And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just don’t get too vinomadefied; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.

Book: The Gift of the Gab


In the core analysis of the book, Crystal offers an extended and close dissection of Barack Obama’s electrifying “Yes we can” speech of 2008, in which the president demonstrated full mastery of virtually every element of ...

  • Author : David Crystal
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 17 May 2016
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780300219418

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We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words. David Crystal, a world-renowned expert on the history and usage of the English language, probes the intricate workings of eloquence. His lively analysis encompasses everyday situations (wedding speeches, business presentations, storytelling) as well as the oratory of great public gatherings. Crystal focuses on the here and now of eloquent speaking—from pitch, pace, and prosody to jokes, appropriateness, and how to wield a microphone. He explains what is going on moment by moment and examines each facet of eloquence. He also investigates topics such as the way current technologies help or hinder our verbal powers, the psychological effects of verbal excellence, and why certain places or peoples are thought to be more eloquent than others. In the core analysis of the book, Crystal offers an extended and close dissection of Barack Obama’s electrifying “Yes we can” speech of 2008, in which the president demonstrated full mastery of virtually every element of eloquence—from the simple use of parallelism and an awareness of what not to say, to his brilliant conclusion constructed around two powerful words: dreams and answers.

Book: 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
  • Release : 04 September 2014
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 13 : 9781848317932

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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.

Book: Rhetorical Devices


Pointers are provided throughout this book to help your students develop a unique writing style, and cumulative exercises will help students retain what they have learned."--

  • Author : Brendan McGuigan
  • Publisher : Prestwick House Inc
  • Release : 06 August 2021
  • Category: English language
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 13 : 9781580497657

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Book: The Elements of Expression


Now, in this updated and expanded edition, Plotnik treats expressiveness in a world of texts, tweets, rap, apps and joyful diversity.

  • Author : Arthur Plotnik
  • Publisher : Cleis Press
  • Release : 12 June 2012
  • Category: Reference
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9781936740147

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The Elements of Expression Book Summary :

Presents a guide to writing and speaking expressively, offering advice on such topics as high energy verbs, figures of speech, syntax, word patterns, and vocabulary.

Book: Vernacular Eloquence


A writing guide for the twenty-first century, Vernacular Eloquence explores how the variety of ways the spoken word can enhance the written word, drawing on examples from blogs, email, and other recent trends.

  • Author : Peter Elbow
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 13 January 2012
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 13 : 9780199782505

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A writing guide for the twenty-first century, Vernacular Eloquence explores how the variety of ways the spoken word can enhance the written word, drawing on examples from blogs, email, and other recent trends.

Book: A Short History of Drunkenness


This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.

  • Author : Mark Forsyth
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 08 May 2018
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525575382

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From the internationally bestselling author of The Etymologicon, a lively and fascinating exploration of how, throughout history, each civilization has found a way to celebrate, or to control, the eternal human drive to get sloshed “An entertaining bar hop though the past 10,000 years.”—The New York Times Book Review Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there’s drink there’s drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day’s work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. Making stops all over the world, A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind’s love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to the twentieth century, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Sumerians got sauced, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.