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The Elements of Eloquence - Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase-logo

The Elements of Eloquence - Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase

Mark Forsyth

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Don Hagen

Length:

5h 29m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

11:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:27