Farnsworth’s Classical English Metaphor by Ward Farnsworth audiobook

Farnsworth’s Classical English Metaphor

By Ward Farnsworth
Read by John Lescault

Blackstone Publishing 9781567925487

The Farnsworth Classical English Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 03/02/2021

    ISBN: 9781799962540

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    ISBN: 9781799962533

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    ISBN: 9781799962557

Runtime: 8.86 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Language Study
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Make your writing and speech shine like the sun! Here’s the most entertaining and instructive book about enlivening and clarifying communication by comparing one thing to another.

Ward Farnsworth provides a wide-ranging, practical tour of metaphors, arranged by theme. He 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.

Using hundreds of examples, Farnsworth demonstrates all the different stylistic ways that points can be unforgettably made. There are quotations from novelists, 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.

Writers and speakers, this book will make you a star.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A feat of elegant demystification…Farnsworth is able to focus on the finite material of metaphorical referents…a brilliant strategy, both in its utility for writers and the inherent insight Farnsworth’s divisions suggest about metaphors.” Millions.com
“Most people will find it a grab-bag of memorable quotations, an ideal browsing book for the nightstand.” Washington Post
“Ward Farnsworth is a witty commentator…It’s a book to dip in and savor.” Boston Globe
“I want this book to be beside my bed for years to come, a treasure-house of the liquid magic of words.” Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author
“His discerning analysis of classical style as wielded by some of the most inspiring writers in English: Jefferson, Lincoln, Churchill, Douglass, and many others.” New Criterion

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Ward Farnsworth

Author Bio: Ward Farnsworth

Ward Farnsworth is dean of the University of Texas School of Law and author of The Practicing Stoic as well as the Farnsworth Classical English series, which includes Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric, Farnsworth’s Classical English Metaphor, and Farnsworth’s Classical English Style.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Language Study
Runtime: 8.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English