A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry

Series
Longman
Author
Geoffrey Leech  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
240
Pub.-date
March 1973
ISBN13
9780582550131
ISBN
0582550130
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"Professor Leech has given us the first full-length textbook suitable for teaching the 'new stylistics' to undergraduates."

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction


1. Poetry and the Language of past and present. Examples for discussion
2. The Creative use of Language. Examples for discussion
3. Variations of Poetic Licence. Examples for discussion
4. Foregrounding and Interpretation. Examples for discussion
5. Verbal Repetition. Examples for discussion
6. Patterns of Sound. Examples for discussion
7. Metre. Examples for discussion
8. The Irrational in Poetry. Examples for discussion
9. Figurative Language. Examples for discussion
10. Honest Deceptions. Examples for discussion
11. Implications of context. Examples for discussion
12. Ambiguity and Indeterminacy. Example for discussion
Conclusion
Suggestions for further reading

General Index
Index of sources of examples for discussion

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"Professor Leech has given us the first full-length textbook suitable for teaching the 'new stylistics' to undergraduates."

Language and Style