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The Language of Twentieth Century Poetry : Language of Literature - Lesley Jeffries

The Language of Twentieth Century Poetry

Language of Literature

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Published: 28th September 1993
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This book draws on examples from throughout the twentieth century to illustrate the diversity of techniques used in this century's poetry. Organised according to linguistic themes, rather than chronologically, the chapters introduce the reader to the more subtle uses of sound, structure and meaning as well as illustrating well-known techniques handed-down from the poetic tradition. Examples are taken from the famous writers of the twentieth century, such as Yeats, Eliot and Plath and from less well-known poets. The book culminates in a chapter which draws together the linguistic themes into an integrated analysis of two rather different poems.

Pronunciation Guide - Introduction - Twentieth-Century People in Poetry - The Influence of the Spoken Language - The Sound of Twentieth-Century Poetry - Word Forms and Combinations - Word-Choice and Meaning - Grammatical Structure - Textual Cohesion and Orientation - Examples of Analysis - Notes - Glossary - References: Poetry - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333459379
ISBN-10: 0333459377
Series: Language of Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 28th September 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 12.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 11