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Dialogue and Incompletion

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter studies Sidney's writings in detail and develops two models for thinking about how their own internal dynamics condition the relationship between Sidney and his followers and imitators: ... More


The Last Word: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the literary career of Sidney's sister, Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke. She was responsible for seeing the 1593 composite Arcadia into print and completed Sidney's metrical ... More


The Constant Art

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Sidney's niece Mary Wroth published a long prose romance, the Urania, in 1621, along with a lyric sequence, Pamphilia to Amphilanthus; a second part of the Urania exists in manuscript. Both works ... More


Prosody and Punctuation

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Rhetoric began as and remains an art of oral communication, but its advice has been adapted to writing since antiquity. Speech and writing as modes of language delivery, and hearing and reading as ... More


Byron and the Good Death

Tom Mole

in Byron and Marginality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The essay argues that throughout his writing life Byron was fascinated by the margin of life: the moment of death. For Byron and his heroes, looking squarely at other people’s deaths is understood to ... More


The Rhetoric of the Page

Laurie Maguire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198862109
eISBN:
9780191894800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862109.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book explores blank space in early modern printed books; it addresses physical blank space (from missing words to vacant pages) as well as the concept of the blank. It is a book about ... More


Writing of the Formless

Jaime Rodríguez Matos

in Writing of the Formless: Jose Lezama Lima and the End of Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274079
eISBN:
9780823274123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274079.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The second part of the book is not divided into chapters. Rather, it is composed of sections of varying length. Its central concern is to trace the treatment of the question of the void in the ... More


Et Cetera/Etcetera/&c; or, the Aposiopetic Page

Laurie Maguire

in The Rhetoric of the Page

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198862109
eISBN:
9780191894800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862109.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Chapter 2 looks at the etcetera, a mark which today functions solely as an abbreviation, indicating the continuation of properties in a list. But in the early modern period that was only one of its ... More


Aposiopesis and the Comforts of Rhetoric

Oliver Morgan

in Turn-taking in Shakespeare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836353
eISBN:
9780191873614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836353.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the relationship between turn-taking and syntax by studying Shakespeare’s use of aposiopesis in 1 Henry IV. More specifically, it questions how adequately this term describes ... More


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