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Language and Literary Structure The Linguistic Analysis of Form in Verse and Narrative

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ISBN-10: 0521796989

ISBN-13: 9780521796989

Edition: 2002

Authors: Nigel Fabb

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How does a literary text get to have literary form, and what is the relation between literary form and linguistic form? This theoretical study of linguistic structure in literature focuses on verse and narrative from a linguistic perspective. Nigel Fabb provides a simple and realistic linguistic explanation of poetic form in English from 1500-1900, drawing on the English and American verse and oral narrative tradition, as well as contemporary criticism. In recent years literary theory has paid relatively little attention to form; this book argues that form is interesting. Fabb offers a new linguistic approach to how metre and rhythm work in poetry, based on pragmatic theory and provides a…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Literary form
Generated metrical form
Communicated form
The communication of metre
Lines
Line-groups in metrical verse and in narrative
Complexity