Review: The Ele­ments of Elo­quence: How to Turn the Per­fect Eng­lish Phrase

The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
The Ele­ments of Elo­quence: How to Turn the Per­fect Eng­lish Phrase by Mark Forsyth
My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars

This book was in my Audi­ble queue for a long time and I can’t remem­ber for the life of me how I got in con­tact with it. Boy, was I glad I did and I am very grate­ful to my for­mer self. This was a great book that let me appre­ci­ate lit­er­a­ture and writ­ing in gen­er­al. Like an enthu­si­as­tic teacher with a pas­sion for the writ­ten word, that is rather infec­tive and makes you excit­ed your­self. It did give me insight in the var­i­ous ways to improve my rhymes and learn about the beau­ty of lan­guage instead of just its effec­tive­ness. How­ev­er, I found that due to the sheer vol­ume of top­ics dis­cussed that they are not well remem­bered, so it would be help­ful to read a sum­ma­ry again. Or to write one myself and keep only the things I found use­ful myself.
The way the author linked two sequen­tial top­ics was very tact­ful­ly done and often quite humor­ous. Rec­om­mend­ed book.

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