By bringing together the emphases and techniques of modern linguistics and literary criticism and applying them to a range of poetry, from Shakespeare to the present day, "A Linguistic History of English Poetry" argues that poetry is uniquely and intrinsically different from other linguistic discourses and non-linguistic sign systems. A variety of approaches, including New Criticism, Formalism, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, are used to show how poetic structure and poetic signification have changed since the sixteenth century and interpretive models and methods are offered for criticizing poetry. Particular emphasis is placed on the texts' contexts, both in relation to literary history, and social, cultural and aesthetic considerations.
The book contains detailed readings of individual texts, including poems by Donne, Herbert, Marvell, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Keats, Shelly, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, Pound, Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, Auden, e. e. cummings, Larken and E. J. Thribb, as well as a full glossary.
|Series Editor's Introduction to the Interface Series||p. viii|
|Shakespeare and the Metaphysicals||p. 31|
|The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century||p. 66|
|Victorian Poetry||p. 133|
|Modernism and Criticism||p. 154|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 26th August 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1