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Classical English Rhetoric,
This review is from: Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric (Hardcover)
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I read a review of this book in the Wall Street Journal. I couldn't sample it online, and so bought it on faith, with a hope that it would be educational and enjoyable. I was not disappointed.
I've read several books on rhetoric, and I was familiar with some of the the devices described in this book. Where it excels is in having many examples of rhetoric in action. The author's commentary is concise and quite helpful.
I actually fell in love with this book from reading the introduction - a fine piece of writing on its own.
I read this book with colored pencils in hand, and I'm sure I'll refer to it in the future.