Language and Literary Structure: The Linguistic Analysis of Form in Verse and Narrative
Cambridge University Press, Aug 15, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 230 pages
Fabb offers a new linguistic approach to how metre and rhythm work in poetry based on pragmatic theory, providing a pragmatic explanation of formal ambiguity and indeterminacy and their aesthetic effects. He also uses linguistics to examine the experience of poetry. Language and Literary Structure will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics, literary theory and stylistics."--Jacket.
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Generated metrical form
The communication of metre
Linegroups in metrical verse and in narrative
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aesthetic alliteration allow ambiguity appear asterisks beginning binary boundary bracket built called chapter characteristic clause cognitive comes communicated complexity conclusion conditional Consider count couplet derive distinct divided division English evidence example explain explicature explicit fact fairly feet final foot formulate four fourteen lines gives grid head hexameter holds iambic pentameter iambic tetrameter implicatures implied initial interpretive involves John kind Language length line-group lineation linguistic literary form loose mark means metre metrical monosyllables narrative Note pattern pause performance periodic poem polysyllables position possible preceding Press printed project to gridline prose reason relation representation resemblance rhyme scheme rhythm rhythmic rules says seen sequence sevens short sometimes sonnet specific stanza strength stress maximum stressed syllable strict strong structure suggest theory thou thought traditions trochaic inversion true unit University verse weak word
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