Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor

Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor

by Ward Farnsworth

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Make your writing and speech shine like the sun! Here’s the most entertaining and instructive book about both enlivening and clarifying communication with the art of comparison. “Ward Farnsworth is a witty commentator…It’s a book to dip in and savor.”—The Boston Globe.

The author of Farnsworth’s Classical English Style and Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric now provides a wide-ranging, practical, tour of metaphors, arranged by theme. Chapters include Sources&Uses of Comparisons, The Use of Nature to Describe Abstractions, Extreme People&States, Circumstances, Personification, and The Construction of Similes.

Using hundreds of examples, Farnsworth demonstrates all the different stylistic ways that points can be unforgettably made. There are quotations from novelists, poets, playwrights, philosophers, and orators—along with commentary on how and why they work to bring power to words both in person and and on paper.

Farnsworth shows how the best writers have put figurative comparisons to distinctive use—for the sake of caricature, to make an abstract idea visible, to make a complicated idea simple. Writers and speakers, this book will make you a star.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567925920
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
Publication date: 04/07/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 304,527
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Before his appointment as Dean of The University of Texas School of Law, Ward Farnsworth taught for fifteen years at the Boston University law school, where he also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dean Farnsworth is Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) Torts: Liability for Economic Harm. He is author of Restitution: Civil Liability for Unjust Enrichment, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014; The Legal Analyst, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2007; and Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric, published by David R. Godine in 2010.

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