la sustentación y el verso

16:15 Jul 3, 2018
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Spanish term or phrase: la sustentación y el verso
Libro que nos ayuda a desarrollar una opinión, en forma didáctica e ilustrativa, sobre los discursos políticos, sociales, comerciales o artísticos con propiedad, sobre la base de una reflexión responsable, el ordenamiento de ideas, la elocuente composición de palabras y las estrategias más efectivas para convencer a lectores y espectadores.
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4 +2from persuasion to poetry
Charles Davis
3Arguments and expressions/creative speech
Cecilia Gowar
2Help Through The Written Word
Barbara Cochran, MFA

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Help Through The Written Word

Not all that literal, but might work, based on the description of the book's purpose.

Barbara Cochran, MFA
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Arguments and expressions/creative speech

Based on the (badly written) explanation of the book provided in Sarah's link.
Apparently they will analyse both argumentative and artistic speeches. They include music in the latter but I do not know what they mean.

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from persuasion to poetry

How about this for a title? Ideally it should have a certain ring to it, and English is fond of alliteration. There are possible variants; for example:

Persuasion and Poetry
(From) the Persuasive to the Poetic

I do think "verso" should be reflected in whatever English title is chosen. In your review they refer to "artistic" language; in the publisher's blurb Sarah has found they specify "discursos artísticos, como la música y la poesía". Maybe they mean literally music, but I think it's more likely they're referring to musical texts: song lyrics. Be that as it may, "poetry" in English can be literal or it can mean "artistic" (literary) language in more general terms.

As for "persuasion", I think this term could cover the other side of the book's context: "discursos políticos, sociales, comerciales". In the publisher's text, again, they speak of "argumentar sobre temas de actualidad" and again mention "commercial" discourse. So I think argument and marketing put us in the area of persuasion.

A title doesn't have to be a precise summary of the content; it just needs to suggest reasonably accurately what the book's about.

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agree  Adoración Bodoque Martínez
7 hrs
  -> Thanks very much, Adoración :-)

agree  Marian Vieyra: Or perhaps 'From the polemic to the poetic'. Polemics to Poetry'?
1 day 7 hrs
  -> Thanks, Marian. "Polemic" is an interesting alternative. It would fit the "discursos políticos/sociales" part well. I'm not sure which way to jump; I was responding to the mention of "convencer a lectores".
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