Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoricby Ward Farnsworth
How does one turn unassuming words into phrases that are beautiful, effective, and memorable? Using examples from Churchill, Lincoln, Dickens, Melville, and many others, this book examines the most valuable rhetorical devices with amazing clarity. See more details below
How does one turn unassuming words into phrases that are beautiful, effective, and memorable? Using examples from Churchill, Lincoln, Dickens, Melville, and many others, this book examines the most valuable rhetorical devices with amazing clarity.
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Ward Farnsworth is Professor of Law and Nancy Barton Scholar at Boston University. He is the author of The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law (2007), as well as many scholarly articles on various legal subjects and a treatise on chess available online. More information about Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric and his other projects can be found at www.wardfarnsworth.com.
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This book takes rhetorical devices from classical times and brings them to life, with examples that are so good you want to read them out loud. It taught me a great deal about why Lincoln sounds like Lincoln, why Dickens sounds like Dickens, and more other things about rhetoric than I can keep straight. Farnsworth is an ideal guide, tasteful and very helpful, with an incredible range of knowledge at his fingertips. A beautiful book.
Anyone who loves language will love this book. Beautifully written, printed, and illustrated (not with pictures, but with examples).