Do you know what’s worse than a boring story? Boring delivery. Try reading these passages (courtesy of The Paris Review) and see if you can go beyond the first paragraph. While the article quotes material from 1892 with the intent of helping you fall asleep, you’ll find that such lacklustre styles of writing are still around even today.
If you’ve read our previous article on alliterations and assonance from Mark Forsyth’s book The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase, you’ll know that a touch of poetic prose can give your copy a much-needed lift. However, if you’re looking to explore deeper into the art of rhetorical manipulation, read on to find out more…Read More