The Language of Twentieth Century Poetry

Description

This volume draws on examples from throughout the twentieth century to illustrate the diversity of techniques used in this century's poetry. Organized according to linguistic themes, rather than chronologically, the chapters introduce the reader to the more subtle uses of sound, structure and meaning as well as, illustrating well-known techniques handed down from the poetic tradition. Examples are taken from the famous writers of the 20th century, such as Yeats, Eliot and Plath, and from less well-known poets. The book culminates in a chapter which draws together the linguistic themes into an integrated analysis of two rather different poems.

Details

Author(s)
Lesley Jeffries
Format
Hardback | 192 pages
Dimensions
141 x 222mm | 367g
Publication date
28 Sep 1993
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
Publication City/Country
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Illustrations note
notes, glossary, references, bibliography, index
ISBN10
0333459369
ISBN13
9780333459362