Poetry and Language

Poetry and Language

The Linguistics of Verse

Ferber, Michael (University of New Hampshire)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

An accessible introduction to poetry's unusual uses of language that tackles a wide range of poetic features from a linguistic point of view. Equally appealing to the non-expert and more experienced student of linguistics, this book delivers an engaging and often witty summary of how we define what poetry is.
1. Introduction; 2. Meter and the syllable; 3. Rhyme; 4. Onomatopoeia and sound symbolism; 5. Unusual word order and other syntactic quirks in poetry; 6. The meaning of a poem; 7. Metaphor; 8. Translating poetry; Appendix: on quantity and pitch; Works cited; Index.
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