By Geoffrey N. Leech
Seeks to illustrate that the examine of English poetry is enriched by way of the insights of recent linguistic research, and that linguistic and important disciplines are usually not separate yet complementary. analyzing a variety of poetry, Professor Leech considers many features of poetic sort, together with the language of prior and current, inventive language, poetic licence, repetition, sound, metre, context and ambiguity.
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A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry (English Language Series) by Geoffrey N. Leech