Download E-books Repetition in Latin Poetry: Figures of Allusion PDF

By Jeffrey Wills

Notice repetition used to be a very important function in Latin poetry, yet such a lot students speak about it simply in footnotes. during this learn, Wills examines how this determine used to be in over 10,000 quotations around the entire gamut of Latin poetry from Ennius to Juvenal. Embracing a few scorching themes akin to intertextual reference, allusion, and style, this may be an enormous contribution to Latin literary scholarship.

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Download E-books It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Clichés PDF

By Orin Hargraves

Cautious writers and audio system agree that clichés are mostly to be refrained from. although, the majority of us proceed to exploit them. Why do they persist in our language?

In It's Been stated Before, lexicographer Orin Hargraves examines the extraordinary thought and tool of the cliché. He is helping readers comprehend why convinced words turned clichés and why they need to be refrained from -- or why they nonetheless have lifestyles left in them. certainly, clichés could be helpful -- even robust. And few humans even agree on which expressions are clichés and which aren't. Many regard any common idiom as a cliché, and a word considered as a cliché in a single context will be visible easily as an efficient expression in one other. Examples drawn from info approximately genuine utilization help Hargraves' identity of real clichés. additionally they remove darkness from his observation on utilization difficulties and invaluable feedback for disposing of clichés the place they serve no beneficial purpose.

Concise and energetic, It's Been acknowledged Before serves as a consultant to the main overused words within the English language -- and to words which are used precisely as usually as they need to be.

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Download E-books Endangered Metaphors (Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts) PDF

While the final speaker of a language dies, s/he takes to oblivion the thoughts, institutions and the wealthy imagery this language neighborhood has as soon as lived via. The cultural historical past encoded in traditional linguistic metaphors, passed down via generations, could be misplaced endlessly. This quantity includes fifteen articles approximately metaphors in endangered languages, from Peru to Alaska, from India to Ghana.
The empirical info display that the assumptions of latest cognitive linguistic thought approximately “universal” metaphors and the underlying cognitive strategies are nonetheless faraway from believable, considering tradition performs a big position within the formation of metaphors. additionally, that thought has been according to wisdom of metaphors in a few usual languages. Indigenous and different minority languages, in particular typically orally used ones, were passed over completely.
Besides researchers and scholars in linguistics, particularly in metaphor and figurative language conception, this compilation presents meals for notion for students in huge fields of cultural experiences, starting from anthropology and ethnology to folkloristics and philosophy.

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Download E-books Filosofia della retorica (Italian Edition) PDF

By Edoardo Martinelli

Che cosa si sa oggi della retorica? Eppure si può dire che essa ci circonda in molti aspetti della vita quotidiana. Questo libro è un viaggio alla ricerca delle origini di questa antica arte della persuasione, ma non solo. Il libro è anche una analisi della retorica in rapporto advert altre self-discipline quali l'etica, los angeles religione e los angeles filosofia. Un libro questo che non si limita a spiegare che cosa è o sia stata l. a. retorica storicamente e come funziona, ma che offre spunti di riflessione in keeping with capire davvero che cosa significhi, filosoficamente, l. a. retorica e fare retorica.

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Download E-books The Eloquence of Mary Astell PDF

The Eloquence of Mary Astell makes an incredible contribution to the information and knowing of the real position that girls, and one girl particularly, performed within the historical past of rhetoric. Mary Astell (1666-1731) used to be an strangely perceptive philosopher and author in the course of the time of the Enlightenment. right here, writer Christine Sutherland explores her value as a rhetorician, a space that has, until eventually lately, bought little recognition. Astell used to be well known and revered in the course of her personal time, yet her impression and acceptance receded within the years after her loss of life. Her value as an Enlightenment philosopher is changing into progressively more well-known, despite the fact that. As a talented theorist and practitioner of rhetoric, Astell wrote greatly on schooling, philosophy, politics, faith, and the prestige of ladies. She confirmed that it was once attainable for a girl to maneuver from the semi-private kind of rhetoric represented through dialog and letters into complete public participation in philosophical and political debate.

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Download E-books On Human Nature: A Gathering While Everything Flows, 1967-1984 PDF

By Kenneth Burke

On Human Nature: a meeting whereas every little thing Flows brings jointly the past due essays, autobiographical reflections, an interview, and a poem through the eminent literary theorist and cultural critic Kenneth Burke (1897-1993). Burke, writer of Language as Symbolic motion, A Grammar of reasons, and Rhetoric of reasons, among different works, used to be an cutting edge and unique philosopher who labored on the intersection of sociology, psychology, literary thought, and semiotics. This publication, a variety of fourteen consultant items of his effective later years, addresses many very important subject matters Burke tackled all through his profession corresponding to logology (his try to discover a common language conception and methodology), know-how, and ecology. The essays additionally difficult Burke's notions approximately creativity and its relation to emphasize, language and its literary makes use of, the relation of brain and physique, and extra. Provocative, idiosyncratic, and erudite, On Human Nature makes an important assertion approximately cultural linguistics and is a vital rounding-out of the Burkean corpus.

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Download E-books Narrative Sequence in Contemporary Narratology (THEORY INTERPRETATION NARRATIV) PDF

Since Aristotle, there was an assumption that narrative is a illustration of activities or sequences of occasions, that this illustration goals to elicit feelings, and that well-formed narratives represent a complete, with a starting, a center, and an finish. the character, function, and relative value of constituent notions like “sequence of occasions” and “plot” were mentioned time and again and, hence, became fairly slippery. whereas contemporary advancements in modern narrative thought, corresponding to unnatural, transmedial, cognitive, and functionalist narratology, shed new gentle on those notions, Narrative series in modern Narratology is going past particular methods to narrative, illuminating series and plot in the entire range in their manifestations, types, and functions.
This quantity, edited through Raphaël Baroni and Françoise Revaz, comprises contributions from one of the most influential students in narrative experiences: Alain Boillat, Peter Hühn, Emma Kafalenos, Franco Passalacqua, James Phelan, Federico Pianzola, John Pier, Gerald Prince, Brian Richardson, Marie-Laure Ryan, Eyal Segal, and Michael Toolan. Essays diversity in concentration from musical narrativity and rhetorical narrative thought to comedian strips and re-examinations of classical and postclassical narratology. all the essays give a contribution clean understandings of foundational techniques within the box of narratology.

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