The Stylistics of Poetry Context, cognition, discourse, history

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  • Copyright: 2013-10-10
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Written over the last thirty years, this collection of Professor Peter Verdonk's most important work on the stylistics of poetry clearly shows that the stylistics of poetic discourse is a diverse and valuable interdiscipline. Discussing the poetry of Auden, Heaney and Larkin amongst many others, Verdonk covers everything from intrinsic textual meaning and external context in its widest sense to the reader's cognitive and emotive response to poems. The book will appeal to all students on stylistics and literary linguistics courses, especially those focussing on poetry and poetic language.

Author Biography

Peter Verdonk is Emeritus Professor of Stylistics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His books include Twentieth-century Poetry (1993) and Stylistics (2002), Literature and the New Interdisciplinarity (1994, with Roger D. Sell), Twentieth-century Fiction (1995, with Jean Jacques Weber), and Exploring the Language of Drama (1998, with Jonathan Culpeper and Mick Short).

Table of Contents

Preface \ Acknowledgments \ 1. Introduction: Context, Cognition, Discourse, History: Peter Verdonk's Stylistics of Poetry, Dan McIntyre \ 2. Poetic Artifice and Literary Stylistics \ 3. "We have art in order that we may not perish from truth" : The Universe of Discourse in Auden's 'Musée des Beaux Arts' \ 4. Who are the Performers of Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth"? \ 5. The Language of Poetry: The Application of Literary Stylistic Theory in University Teaching \ 6. Poems as Text and Discourse: The Poetics of Philip Larkin \ 7. Poetry and Public Life: a Contextualized Reading of Seamus Heaney's 'Punishment' \ 8. The Liberation of the Icon: A Brief Survey from Classical Rhetoric to Cognitive Stylistics \ 9. Painting, Poetry, Parallelism: Ekphrasis, Stylistics and Cognitive Poetics \ 10. Style \ 11. A Cognitive Stylistic Readng of Rhetorical Patterns in Ted Hughes's 'Hawk Roosting': A Possible Role for Stylistics in a Literary Critical Controversy \ Bibliography \ Index

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