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Speeches That Shook The World

Anaphora, alliteration, allegory, all these might be found in a great speech, and Speeches That Shook The World is just about that – what makes a good speech? In the BBC piece, Simon Armitage examines some of the most important speeches in 20th and 21st century Britain and looks at the tools the speechwriters and … Continued

Thou Shalt Not Undersell Thy Experience

The story goes that in his late eighties the great artist Pablo Picasso is invited onto a TV talk show. Editorially, it is not the most erudite of programmes. The talk show host thinks it would be a wheeze if Picasso creates a work of art during the show’s live transmission. A little reluctantly, Picasso … Continued