A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry

A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry

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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.It is difficult to determine what is excluded from the repertoire of the poet, that is, all that lies in the a#39;unpoeticala#39; sections of ... use for this purpose, such as children, play, swim, bank, water, hoop, roll, throw, catch, bird, are avoided by the poet.

Title:A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry
Author:Geoffrey N. Leech
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-06-11


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