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Essays in Modern Stylistics





ISBN 9781138685703
Published January 15, 2018 by Routledge
428 Pages

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Essays in Modern Stylistics, first published in 1981, is a collection of essays in the application of modern linguistic theory to the study of literature. The essays reflect the development in stylistics away from programmic statements towards analysis of particular literary works and effects. This selection includes studies of the theo

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Acknowledgements;  Part 1: Foreword; Part 2: General Theory;  1. The Role of Linguistics in a Theory of Poetry Paul Kiparsky  2. Literary Competence Jonathan Culler  3. Generative Grammar and Stylistic Analysis J. P. Thorne  4. What is stylistics and why are they saying such terrible things about it? Stanley E. FishPart 3: Approaches to Poetics;  5. Keats’s ‘To Autumn’: Poetry as Process and Pattern Donald C. Freeman  6. Wallace Stevens: Form and Meaning in Four Poems Samuel Jay Keyser  7. Syntactic Deviation and Cohesion Irene R. Fairley  8. Constraints on Syntactic Rules and the Style of Shelley’s ‘Adonais’: An Exercise in Stylistic Criticism Timothy R. Austin  9. The Self-Reflexive Artefact: The Function of Mimesis in an Approach to a Theory of Value for Literature E. L. EpsteinPart 4: Approaches to Metrics;  10. The Iambic Pentameter Morris Halle and Samuel Jay Keyser  11. Stress, Syntax and Meter Paul Kiparsky  12. Towards a Formal Poetics: Metrical Patterning in ‘The Windhover’ Charles T. Scott  13. A Generative Metrical Analysis of ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ Justine T. StillingsPart 4: Approaches to Prose Style;  14. Linguistic Function and Literary Style: An Inquiry into the Language of William Golding’s ‘The Inheritors’ M. A. K. Halliday  15. Speech, Literature and the Space between Mary Louise Pratt;  Suggestions for Further Reading

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