A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry

1st Edition

Geoffrey N. Leech

Routledge
Published March 12, 1973
Textbook - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780582550131 - CAT# Y159183

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Summary

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.

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