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Language and Literary Structure: The Linguistic Analysis of Form in Verse and Narrative / Edition 1
     

Language and Literary Structure: The Linguistic Analysis of Form in Verse and Narrative / Edition 1

by Nigel Fabb
 

ISBN-10: 0521796989

ISBN-13: 9780521796989

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This theoretical study of linguistic structure in literature focuses on verse and narrative from a linguistic perspective. Nigel Fabb provides a simple and realistic linguistic explanation of poetic form in English from 1500-1900, drawing on the English and American verse and oral narrative tradition, as well as contemporary criticism. He offers a new linguistic

Overview

This theoretical study of linguistic structure in literature focuses on verse and narrative from a linguistic perspective. Nigel Fabb provides a simple and realistic linguistic explanation of poetic form in English from 1500-1900, drawing on the English and American verse and oral narrative tradition, as well as contemporary criticism. He offers a new linguistic approach to how metre and rhythm work in poetry, based on pragmatic theory. He provides a pragmatic explanation of formal ambiguity and indeterminacy and their aesthetic effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521796989
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Literary form; 2. Generated metrical form; 3. Communicated form; 4. The communication of metre; 5. Lines; 6. Line-groups in metrical verse and in narrative; 7. Complexity.

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