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Publisher's Summary

Make your writing and speech shine like the sun! Here’s the most entertaining and instructive book about enlivening and clarifying communication by comparing one thing to another.

Ward Farnsworth provides a wide-ranging, practical tour of metaphors, arranged by theme. He shows how the best writers have put figurative comparisons to distinctive use - for the sake of caricature, to make an abstract idea visible, to make a complicated idea simple.

Using hundreds of examples, Farnsworth demonstrates all the different stylistic ways that points can be unforgettably made. There are quotations from novelists, playwrights, philosophers, and orators - along with commentary on how and why they work to bring power to words both in person and and on paper.

Writers and speakers, this book will make you a star. 

©2016 by Ward Farnsworth (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

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