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Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter briefly lists some prominent features of Demosthenes' prose style and gives examples. To produce clarity he uses ordinary language, avoiding poetic and abstract expressions, and giving ... More


Possession and Compounds

Steve Hart

in English Exposed: Common Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390755
eISBN:
9789888390465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter looks at how to express possession correctly in a sentence and the instances where possession does not occur. The chapter presents the different structures related to possession, ... More


Knowledge, Rhetoric, and Authority: Toward a Theory of Romantic Dialogue

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The book opens with a definition of literary discourse and its transcendental quality that bridges fictional characters, authors, interpretations, and readers across time and cultures. This chapter ... More


Three Blind Mariners and a Monster: Frankenstein as Vocative Text

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses linguistic dialogue in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, in which language or discourse is offered as a means of recovery and empowerment for the story's players. Narrative ... More


The Heartbeat of Darkness: Listening in(to) the Twentieth Century

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the decline in the popularity of dialogue as the main method of exposition in the nineteenth century. This is illustrated in Conrad's literary pieces and in the difficulty of ... 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


That Which Will Not Perish into Art: The Chronotope of the Photograph

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter addresses the primary aspects of the ekphrasis of photographs. Using Mikhail Bahktin’s theory of the chronotope of the novel, the chapter defines what it terms “the chronotope of the ... More


The Ekphrastic Calligram

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Using Michel Foucault’s essay on calligrams, the chapter examines poems that are reproduced with the photographs that they describe and how this constellation alters the sort of ekphrasis one ... More


Speaker and Audience Construction

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/9780199764129.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Language evolved for communication, so it has “built in” features that respond to the givens of human discourse. Part III, beginning with this chapter, covers the language choices that acknowledge ... More


Falling into Language

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents Marcion's poem, which introduced God as the one responsible for evil. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens wrote a counteroffensive on this insidious concept in a segment of the ... More


“A Rescue That Comes Too Late”: Figure and Disfiguration in Contemporary Ecopoetics

Margaret Ronda

in Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603141
eISBN:
9781503604896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603141.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

“A Rescue That Comes Too Late”: Figure and Disfiguration in Contemporary Ecopoetics Chapter abstract: This chapter turns to the contemporary mode of ecopoetics as an exploration of the problems of ... More


‘Rise Britons, rise now from your slumber’: the revolutionary call to arms

Alison Morgan

in Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784993122
eISBN:
9781526138668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section begins by briefly examining the historical provenance of the poetic trope of awakening and its significance within radical culture prior to Peterloo, as well as those poems and songs ... More


The Viability of Poetry

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Paul de Man's formative account of the lyric, its simultaneous interest in animation and allergy to matters of life, before turning to Barbara Johnson's feminist revision of de ... More


Dialogue

Marcus Nordlund

in The Shakespearean Inside: A Study of the Complete Soliloquies and Solo Asides

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474418973
eISBN:
9781474418997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418973.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapter begins with a systematic overview of selected figures of speech and related techniques that imbue the Shakespearean inside with some of its dialogical qualities: apostrophe (addressing ... More


The Political Economy of Same-Sex Desire, 1630–1765

Susan S. Lanser

in The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187563
eISBN:
9780226187877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187877.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The sapphic imaginary bears particular implications for the construction of women as subjects in an emergent public sphere. Chapter 4 argues that erotic writings by women, especially in the form of ... More


‘Dithyrambic Fervour’: The Lyric Voice of The Prelude *

Mary Jacobus

in Romanticism Writing and Sexual Difference: Essays on The Prelude

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129691
eISBN:
9780191671845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129691.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the privilege figure of Romantic poetry, namely, apostrophe, as a stalking-horse for Wordsworth's conception of lyric voice in The Prelude. Attention is focused on The Prelude, ... More


Figures of Dialogue

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/9780198836353.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The first half of this chapter uses the simplified model of turn sequencing outlined in Chapter 1 to develop a more precise vocabulary with which to talk about dialogical form. It proposes three new ... More


Apostrophizing the King

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/9780198836353.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter offers an extended close reading of a single passage from Richard II—the ugly altercation between Bolingbroke and Mowbray in 1.1—and, in particular, of the moment at which Bolingbroke ... More


Punctuation and Capitalization

Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler

in How Children Learn to Write Words

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199907977
eISBN:
9780190228422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199907977.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses punctuation, capitalization, and word separation—aspects of writing that don’t transcribe language directly. Children learn about certain formal patterns involving these ... More


Talking with the Colossus: The Rhetoric of Address

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

in The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 explores the personal relationship visitors thought they had with Memnon. In response to Memnon’s morning cry, visitors used inscriptions to communicate with the articulate yet inanimate ... More


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