Wilson, Douglas, and Nathan D. Wilson. The Rhetoric Companion: A Student's Guide to Power in Persuasion. Moscow, Idaho: Canon, 2011.
Lesson 27, “Style and Reading” pp. 133-136.
Wilson reminds the reader that we learn by imitation. Since this is the case, we do well to read excellent examples (Wilson 2011, 133). He illustrates with quotations from H.L. Mencken, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, P.J. O’Rourke, Ambrose Bierce, and G.K. Chesterton (Wilson 2011, 133-135). Wilson’s goal is to encourage the reader to dissect good writing, play with the words and patterns, and learn by imitation.