The voice of the poet; aspects of style in the poetry of Emily Dickinson.


Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1968.

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Subjects Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Literary style.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.
Dickinson, Emily.
English language -- 19th century -- Style.
English language -- Style.
Lyrik.
Poetics -- History -- 19th century.
Poetics.
Sprache.
Style, Literary.
United States.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women and literature.
Description 290 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date 1968.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277).
Also issued online.
Contents An individual voice: the poet and her message -- The voice of the poet -- Voice and address -- The ode familiar: a colloquial diction and its uses -- Views on Emily Dickinson's diction -- Seeing "New Englandly" -- Sources and functions of Emily Dickinson's different vocabularies -- Various semantic contrasts: concrete vs. abstract; Native vs. latinate; Monosyllabic vs. polysyllabic; Paradox and "slant" contrasts -- The private poet -- Mighty metres and jingling bells: a poet's prosody -- Introductory notes on prosody: theory, terminology, and notation -- Meter and speech rhythm -- Rhyme: its nature and function in Emily Dickinson's poetry -- Punctuation and other graphic representations of sound and meaning -- The spider's trade: building a poem -- Rhetorical patterns -- A colloquial syntax and its foils -- An idiosyncratic syntax -- Poetic syntax.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm00002205
(OCoLC)2205
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lindberg-Seyersted, Brita.
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