la sustentación y el verso

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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
Reseña:
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.
schmetterlich
Local time: 21:53


Summary of answers provided
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


Explanation:
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


Explanation:
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.


Cecilia Gowar
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from persuasion to poetry


Explanation:
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.

Charles Davis
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
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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