From peliptoton to anaphora, Mark Fortsyth takes us on a delightful tour of the figures of rhetoric and shows how they've added style to writing across the centuries, with quips from Shakespeare Hemingway, John Lennon, and Gertrude Stein, to name just a few.
My books reveal my not-so-secret obsession: the English language.
Words matter. Every communication that you send—e-mails, letters, reports—influences others’ impressions of you, for better or for worse. We keep this in mind when we’re interviewing for jobs, but we tend to become less careful over time. We’re busy, we’re working quickly, and maybe we don’t have someone on hand to run an eye over our words before they go out into the world.