Monday, November 12, 2012
Phraseology (Reading Cold Mountain)
Recently, someone recommended that I read Cold Mountain. I've seen the movie several times, yet I was told in the book the writing came to life in a realistic almost poetic way.
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, phraseology is 1: a manner of organizing words and phrases into longer elements : style. 2: choice of words.
So, with Cold Mountain as an example, phraseology isn't only what you say, but how you say it.
A later example, one of my favorite lines thus far, is:
Inman awoke in a mood as dark as the blackest crow that ever flew.
That's steal-my-breath-away writing.
I encourage you to share other examples of phraseology in action!