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Dante's Style in his Lyric Poetry - Patrick Boyde

Dante's Style in his Lyric Poetry

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521155328
Number Of Pages: 376

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A very close and clear description of Dante's style in those lyric poems, which can be dated with reasonable confidence. Dr Boyde explains the nature and objective of his analyses in the substantial introduction which does not assume any previous knowledge of the poems or of modern stylistic theory. He has three principal aims: first, to relate the style of the poems to medieval rhetorical teaching; secondly, to assess the degree of Dante's stylistic originality by comparison with the style of earlier medieval authors; and thirdly, to provide an accurate detailed description of the many developments in Dante's style over a period of twenty years. Close attention is paid throughout to the frequency and distribution of the features described, and there is abundant quotation of examples. The book will have a considerable theoretical interest to all those concerned with the analysis of the style of literature from the past.

List of abbreviations
Aspects of vocabulary
Aspects of sentence structure
The hendecasyllable
Repetition and antithesis
The rhetorical situation and its figures
Descriptio, simile, sententia
Style and structure in Doglia mi reca
Select bibliography
Pullout chart: synoptic view of the poems chosen for exhaustive analysis
Name and subject index
Index of poems cited
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521155328
ISBN-10: 0521155320
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.55