A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry (English Language Series)

A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry (English Language Series)

By: Geoffrey N. Leech (author)Paperback

4 - 6 days availability

£35.71 RRP £37.99  You save £2.28 (6%) With FREE Saver Delivery


Seeks to demonstrate that the study of English poetry is enriched by the insights of modern linguistic analysis, and that linguistic and critical disciplines are not separate but complementary. Examining a wide range of poetry, Professor Leech considers many aspects of poetic style, including the language of past and present, creative language, poetic licence, repetition, sound, metre, context and ambiguity.

Create a review


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/03/1973
  • ISBN13: 9780582550131
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780582550131
  • weight: 719
  • ISBN10: 0582550130

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly