Listen to Mark Forsyth on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme!

Posted on 2013/11/11 , tagged as mark forsyth

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Mark Forsyth's on BBC Radio 4's Today programmeMark Forsyth, bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, talking about the hidden formulas for making lines memorable.

In The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase, Mark Forsyth explores the flowers of rhetoric, such as diacope (used in Shakespeare’s ‘O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?’ and ‘Love me love me, say that you love me’ by The Cardigans) and antithesis – the use of opposites in the same sentence, used by famous figures from Charles Dickens to Katy Perry.

The Elements of Eloquence can be purchased from the following online bookshops: Amazon UK, Hive, Waterstones, WHSmith, Book Depository, Foyles, Blackwell’s and Wordery, as well as many hundreds of offline ones too, including your local independent. It is is also available as an eBook.

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