Farnsworth S Classical English Rhetoric

Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567923852
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Masters of language can turn unassuming words into phrases that are beautiful, effective, and memorable. What are the secrets of this alchemy? Part of the answer lies in rhetorical figures: practical ways of applying great aesthetic principles -- repetition and variety, suspense and relief, concealment and surprise -- to a simple sentence or paragraph. Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoricrecovers this knowledge for our times. It amounts to a tutorial on eloquence conducted by Churchill and Lincoln, Dickens and Melville, Burke and Paine, and more than a hundred others. The book organizes a vast range of examples from those sources into eighteen chapters that illustrate and analyze the most valuable rhetorical devices with unprecedented clarity. The result is an indispensable source of pleasure and instruction for all lovers of English.

Farnsworth S Classical English Metaphor

Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567925928
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Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric was the definitive guide to the use of rhetorical devices in English. It became a best-seller in its field, with over 20,000 copies in print. Here now is the natural sequel, Farnsworth’s Classical English Metaphor—the most entertaining and instructive book ever written about the art of comparison. A metaphor compares two things that seem unalike. Lincoln was a master of the art (A house divided against itself cannot stand). So were Jefferson (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants) and Shakespeare (All the world’s a stage/And all the men and women merely players). Farnsworth’s book is the finest collection of such figurative comparisons ever assembled. It offers an original analysis of patterns in the sources and uses of metaphor. It also explains the different stylistic ways that comparisons can be written, and with what effects. The book starts by dividing the sources of metaphor into families, including nature, architecture, animals, and myth. It then shows how the best writers have put each of those traditions to distinctive use-for the sake of caricature, to make an abstract idea visible, to make a complicated idea simple. The book provides, along the way, an extraordinarily wide-ranging tour of examples from novelists, playwrights, philosophers, and orators. There is interest, instruction, and amusement to be found on every page. Ward Farnsworth-lawyer, dean, teacher, and polymath-has produced another indispensable book for the writer. Classical English Metaphor will be a constant source of learning and enjoyment for anyone who appreciates the art of observation and the pleasure of well-chosen words.

A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan

Author: C.S. Fairfax
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387592769
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Read through time, enjoying the good, the better, and the best books from each of the seven eras below: Year 1: Ancient History to 476 A.D. Year 2: The Middle Ages, 477 to 1485 A.D. Year 3: The Age of Discovery, 1485-1763 A.D. Year 4: The Age of Revolution, 1764-1848 A.D. Year 5: The Age of Empire, 1849-1914 A.D. Year 6: The American Century, 1915-1995 A.D. Year 7: The Information Age, 1996- Present Day At the end of seven years, repeat! A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan is a booklist compiled of hundreds of books from each era in history organized into categories of interest. This volume also includes copious room for you to add your own favorite titles!

Eloquence Divine

Author: Phillip Arrington
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498298427
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"While serious studies of the Bible's rhetoric have been written for academic readers . . . few have attempted to examine the persuasiveness of speeches directly assigned to the biblical 'God' that so many believe in and worship. . . . Further, no critic has yet tried to analyze how this God tries to invent and develop His arguments in the Bible as it has come down to us, or how this God arranges those arguments, or the styles He adopts to make them, and the roles memory and delivery play in His arguments. . . . Eloquence Divine is one agnostic's attempt at such a study. Those in the humanities, educators and their students, graduates and undergraduates interested in rhetoric, persuasive language, religion, and the Bible are the ones most likely to be interested in this book's explorations . . . in the hope that [these] readers, whatever their beliefs or theoretical preferences, can gain greater understanding of how one, a fairly popular version of God strives through His eloquence to affect the human audiences in the Bible." --From the Introduction

Torts

Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN:
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Ward Farnsworth and Mark F. Grady's Torts: Cases and Questions is an ingenious new casebook that uses pairs and clusters of cases to build students' analytical skills as they master the fundamentals of tort law. This refreshing new approach is designed for classroom effectiveness: Pairs or clusters of cases that have similar facts but reach different results help students detect and discuss the analogies and distinctions between them. Carefully chosen, memorable cases -- both classic and contemporary stimulate active student engagement and lively class discussion. Plentiful intermediate-length cases -- shorter than lead cases, but more detailed than note cases -- give students a broad survey of the field. Problems interspersed throughout the book help students develop the skills they need for exams. The authors also address the needs and preferences of instructors: The casebook's approach is compatible with any emphasis, whether doctrinal economic or philosophical. An extensive Teacher's Manual provides ideas for question and possible answers. Until you examine Torts: Cases and Questions, you haven't seen what's really new in torts casebooks this year.

Quotes About Hope

Author: Richard Johnson
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ISBN: 9781091469457
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If you are stuck in your life and you are desperately seeking hope in your life, then KEEP READING.... This book is full of quotes about hope, which contain insights and wisdoms condensed into a few words. These are insightful advices from successful people who failed numerous times but never gave up their hope in order to reach their goal. You might say, why should I read to these quotes? It is because motivational quotes have the power to inspire and encourage. For instance, whenever you feel depressed or hopeless, reading these quotes could positively affect you and help you to take actions. Ward Farnsworth, dean of the University of Texas School of Law and author of Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric said that people have an appetite for well-expressed wisdom and motivational quotes. And he said that there is power in the words themselves. Therefore, these quotes can give you a little bit of push for you to take action in your life. In this book, there are 365 quotes about hope. It is designed for you to read one quote a day throughout a year. If you want to read more than one a day, I won't stop you. But what is really important is not just read as many quotes as possible and forget about them the next day. Rather, what is really important is whether you act subconsciously based on what you have learned from those quotes. These little changes in your action could help you build successful habits in order to reach your goal. However, in most cases, people tend to read these quotes just to get motivated for a minute but they actually get nothing out of it. What they actually get is some dopamine in their brain which makes them feel good about themselves for a very short time. This is not the ideal way to read motivational quotes. Think about it, you cannot get a beach body you have always wanted just by going to gym and eating healthy food for only one day. This short-term mindset will never lead you to success in your life.What you really need is consistency. In this book, you will discover : -The main reason why you should read motivational quotes -The potential impact of motivational quotes in your life -How these quotes actually work psychologically -The purpose of this book that you do not want to miss -How to really apply these quotes to your own advantages -Why most people actually fail when it comes to applying these quotes -The number one important factor that you must keep in mind when you read these quotes -And much more.. You have to consistently read these quotes and take action based on what you have learned. Without any action, all the quotes you have read will be fruitless. After reading these quotes, I suggest you to keep repeating positive affirmations about yourself day after day. If you do it right, they'll eventually begin to stick. The more that you do this, the longer the words will stick, and the more you'll believe them and apply them in your life. I personally collected these quotes, which are concise and easy to follow, to help your learning. If you think this audiobook is for you, then scroll up and click buy now button.

Rhetorical Education In America

Author: Cheryl Glenn
Publisher: University Alabama Press
ISBN:
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The essays in this volume converge to explore the purposes, problems, and possibilities of rhetorical education in America on both the undergraduate and graduate levels and inside and outside the academy. William Denman examines the ancient model of the "citizen-orator" and its value to democratic life. Thomas Miller argues that English departments have embraced a literary-research paradigm and sacrificed the teaching of rhetorical skills for public participation. Susan Kates explores how rhetoric is taught at nontraditional institutions, such as Berea College in Kentucky, where Appalachian dialect is espoused. Nan Johnson looks outside the academy at the parlor movement among women in antebellum America. Michael Halloran examines the rhetorical education provided by historical landmarks, where visitors are encouraged to share a common public discourse. Laura Gurak presents the challenges posed to traditional notions of literacy by the computer, the promises and dangers of internet technology, and the necessity of a critical cyber-literacy for future rhetorical curricula. Collectively, the essays coalesce around timely political and cross-disciplinary issues. Rhetorical Education in America serves to orient scholars and teachers in rhetoric, regardless of their disciplinary home, and help to set an agenda for future classroom practice and curriculum design. Cheryl Glenn is Associate Professor of English at Penn State University and author of Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence and Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity through the Renaissance. Margaret Lyday is Associate Professor of English at Penn State University and author of numerous articles on the rhetoric of narrative in such journals as College Board Review, English Record, and College English. Wendy B. Sharer is Assistant Professor of English at East Carolina University and author of Vote and Voice: Women's Organizations and Political Literacy, 1915-1930.

English Studies

Author: Bruce McComiskey
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN:
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