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The Gift Of The Gab

Author : David Crystal
ISBN : 9780300219418
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words. David Crystal, a world-renowned expert on the history and usage of the English language, probes the intricate workings of eloquence. His lively analysis encompasses everyday situations (wedding speeches, business presentations, storytelling) as well as the oratory of great public gatherings. Crystal focuses on the here and now of eloquent speaking—from pitch, pace, and prosody to jokes, appropriateness, and how to wield a microphone. He explains what is going on moment by moment and examines each facet of eloquence. He also investigates topics such as the way current technologies help or hinder our verbal powers, the psychological effects of verbal excellence, and why certain places or peoples are thought to be more eloquent than others. In the core analysis of the book, Crystal offers an extended and close dissection of Barack Obama’s electrifying “Yes we can” speech of 2008, in which the president demonstrated full mastery of virtually every element of eloquence—from the simple use of parallelism and an awareness of what not to say, to his brilliant conclusion constructed around two powerful words: dreams and answers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Gift Of The Gab

Author : Morris Gleitzman
ISBN : 9781743770665
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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I scribbled angrily in my notebook, ripped the page out and held it in from of his face. 'You killed my mother,' it said, 'and I've got the sausages to prove it.' It starts off as a normal week for Rowena. A car full of stewed apples. A police cell. A desperate struggle to keep Dad off national TV. Then her world turns upside down. And suddenly Ro is battling French policemen, high explosives and very unusual sausages to discover painful and joyous secrets that change her life for ever. In this hilarious heart-stopping climax to the adventures of Rowena Batts, heroine of Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak, Morris Gleitzman again shows himself to be a master storyteller as he takes us from tears to laughter in the same breath.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Gift Of The Gab

Author : Tadhg Hayes
ISBN : 095277450X
Genre : English language
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Early American Proverbs And Proverbial Phrases

Author : Bartlett Jere Whiting
ISBN : 0674219813
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel,' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."
Category: Literary Criticism

Astrology Made Easy

Author : Dr K Chaudhry
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Dr K Chaudhry is First Author of Jaypee Brothers, Number One Medical Publishers in India. First book of Dr K Chaudhry, as also of Jaypee Brothers, was published during the year 1968. In addition, Dr K Chaudhry is Youtube Celebrity with fans in all Countries. He is Famous for his English Versions of Bollywood and Pakistani Songs. Patrick French's India A Portrait has three pages on Dr K Chaudhry. His versatility shows up in his Horoscope software, Global Malls Yellow Pages, BMI Registered lyrics. Google DOCTORKC to view Abhishek Bachhan tweet, Patrich French interactions, and huge number of songs.

The Gift Of Gab

Author : Jack Hedman
ISBN : 9781466910218
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The Gift of Gab: A Collection of Recollections is a very appropriate choice for a title. I have good reason to believe that the art of storytelling is disappearing. This is my fi rst attempt at writing a book. I am hoping that in a small way, I will be able to reach out to people in order to convince them that there is signifi cant merit in being able to connect in a personal manner. A few years ago, I listened to a presentation on demographics. The delivery was very smooth and polished. The essential message was that the older generation was doing a poor job communicating with the youth. This new generation makes connections in an entirely different way than their parents. We were told that if we want to connect, we had to become familiar with the new communication vehicle, the electronic media. This is a generation of instant gratitude along with instant results. The use of cell phones, iPads, tablets, computers has become second nature to our youth. They can get answers very quickly simply by using Google. It has reached the point where writing and spelling have lost considerable value. We are encouraging a new generation that will develop muscular thumbs and a language that will be foreign to us. I do not pretend to have answers, nor do I believe that this change is necessarily a bad thing. However, I do believe that we have the power to enhance the connection with children at a very early age. We have an opportunity to preserve special moments by taking some time to read or tell stories that hold meaning for children when they are still young enough to believe. Sid Asselin was a master storyteller. I coached a lot of high school sports while living in Fort Frances. Our closest rival was one hundred kilometers away, four hundred kilometers for the most distant. On these trips, Sid was our driver, and he could stretch out a story for hours. This audience probably averaged sixteen years in age. They would get quite caught up in it all. I had two nieces and a nephew growing up in southern Ontario who believed that Uncle Jack lived in the wild woods of Ontario. When they were young, every visit I made led to the same requests tell us the story about how . . . saved your life. I had no idea at the time what kind of impact these stories would deliver. As young adults, they made a request to me to record on paper the substance and silliness that went into these tall tales. Now that they have young children of their own, I have a strong sense of the rationale for that request. I wish I could remember more of his stories, but the epic of a beaver, the blind moose, and the legend of Fallen Rock should adequately help fulfi ll my goal. This book should hold appeal for parents also because it does hold a few smatterings of how our own parents took liberty in stretching the truth in order to make a point. I hope that you enjoy this book and find motivation to share some stories of your own, true or nonsensical, with your children or grandchildren.

The Mirror Of Literature Amusement And Instruction

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ISBN : PRNC:32101075454072
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Containing original essays; historical narratives, biographical memoirs, sketches of society, topographical descriptions, novels and tales, anecdotes, select extracts from new and expensive works, the spirit of the public journals, discoveries in the arts and sciences, useful domestic hints, etc. etc. etc.

Hitler And The Rise Of The Nazi Party

Author : Frank McDonough
ISBN : 0582506069
Genre : History
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Hitler was without doubt the the most destructively influential figure of the twentieth century. Frank McDonough provides a detailed analysis of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. The book begins with an overview of the personality and early life of Adolf Hitler and proceeds to examine the early years of the Nazi Party and the major factors which led to the growth of support for the Nazis, including the organisation and propoganda of the Nazi Party and the growth of electoral support. The book concludes by examining the reasons why Hitler was appointed German Chancellor in January 1943.
Category: History