The elements of eloquence : secrets of the perfect turn of phrase
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New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
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Published
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
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Book
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xiv, 239 pages ; 20 cm
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English

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Originally published: London : Icon Books, 2013.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 237).
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Forsyth, M. (2014). The elements of eloquence: secrets of the perfect turn of phrase (Berkley trade paperback edition.). Berkley Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Forsyth, Mark. 2014. The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase. Berkley Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Forsyth, Mark. The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase Berkley Books, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Forsyth, Mark. The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase Berkley trade paperback edition., Berkley Books, 2014.

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