Dog Whistle Politics

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Dog-whistle politics, also known as the use of code words, is a term for a type of political campaigning or speechmaking which employs coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has a different or more specific meaning for a targeted subgroup of the audience. Poetry is rich in subtext and double entendre and as such, the term Dog Whistle Politics, even though usually perjorative, seemed to lend itself to the conceit of poetry and its layered meanings. And the author also liked the...
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Overview

Dog-whistle politics, also known as the use of code words, is a term for a type of political campaigning or speechmaking which employs coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has a different or more specific meaning for a targeted subgroup of the audience. Poetry is rich in subtext and double entendre and as such, the term Dog Whistle Politics, even though usually perjorative, seemed to lend itself to the conceit of poetry and its layered meanings. And the author also liked the assonance, the music of the term. Does it fit? Find out in Michael Paul's first full-length poetry book. The book contains 57 poems that range from love poems to polemics to sheer revelry in language.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929878949
  • Publisher: Lummox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Pages: 122
  • Sales rank: 1,274,723
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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