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A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry By Geoffrey N. Leech

A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry

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A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry by Geoffrey N. Leech

Seeks to demonstrate that the study of English poetry is enriched by the insights of modern linguistic analysis, and that linguistic and critical disciplines are not separate but complementary. Examining a wide range of poetry, Professor Leech considers many aspects of poetic style, including the language of past and present, creative language, poetic licence, repetition, sound, metre, context and ambiguity.

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"Professor Leech has given us the first full-length textbook suitable for teaching the 'new stylistics' to undergraduates."

Language and Style

Table of Contents


Foreword
Preface
Introduction


1. Poetry and the Language of past and present. Examples for discussion
2. The Creative use of Language. Examples for discussion
3. Variations of Poetic Licence. Examples for discussion
4. Foregrounding and Interpretation. Examples for discussion
5. Verbal Repetition. Examples for discussion
6. Patterns of Sound. Examples for discussion
7. Metre. Examples for discussion
8. The Irrational in Poetry. Examples for discussion
9. Figurative Language. Examples for discussion
10. Honest Deceptions. Examples for discussion
11. Implications of context. Examples for discussion
12. Ambiguity and Indeterminacy. Example for discussion
Conclusion
Suggestions for further reading

General Index
Index of sources of examples for discussion

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GOR001638703
A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry by Geoffrey N. Leech
Geoffrey N. Leech
Used - Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1973-03-12
256
0582550130
9780582550131
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