A Dictionary of Literary Devices

Comprising some 4000 terms, defined and illustrated, "Gradus" calls upon the resources of linguistics, poetics, semiotics, socio-criticism, rhetoric, pragmatics, combining them in ways which enable readers quickly to comprehend the codes ...

Author: Bernard Marie Dupriez

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802068030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 545

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Comprising some 4000 terms, defined and illustrated, "Gradus" calls upon the resources of linguistics, poetics, semiotics, socio-criticism, rhetoric, pragmatics, combining them in ways which enable readers quickly to comprehend the codes and conventions which together make up 'literarity.'

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.

Author: Chris Baldick

Publisher: Oxford Quick Reference

ISBN: 9780198715443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.

A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices

This dictionary provides clear definitions of the most important literary terms and devices in classical and modern Arabic literature.

Author: Marlé Hammond

Publisher:

ISBN: 0191836958

Category: Arabic literature

Page:

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This dictionary provides clear definitions of the most important literary terms and devices in classical and modern Arabic literature. It covers technical terms and rhetorical devices, themes and motifs, concepts, historical eras, literary schools and movements, forms and genres, and significant figures and institutions.

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

'An indispensable work of reference' Times Literary Supplement The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is firmly established as a key work of reference in the complex and varied field of literary criticism.

Author: J. A. Cuddon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141047157

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 816

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'An indispensable work of reference' Times Literary Supplement The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is firmly established as a key work of reference in the complex and varied field of literary criticism. Now in its fifth edition, it remains the most comprehensive and accessible work of its kind, and is invaluable for students, teachers and general readers alike. - Gives definitions of technical terms (hamartia, iamb, zeugma) and critical jargon (aporia, binary opposition, intertextuality) - Explores literary movements (neoclassism, romanticism, vorticism) and schools of literary theory - Covers genres (elegy, fabliau, pastoral) and literary forms (haiku, ottava rima, sonnet)

A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

literary devices and conventions. The writer is of negligible importance. All the emphasis is on the 'literariness' (q.v.) of the formal devices of a text. OPOJAZ went so far as to suggest that there are not poets or literary figures: ...

Author: J. A. Cuddon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118326008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 808

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With new entries and sensitive edits, this fifth edition places J.A. Cuddon’s indispensable dictionary firmly in the 21st Century. Written in a clear and highly readable style Comprehensive historical coverage extending from ancient times to the present day Broad intellectual and cultural range Expands on the previous edition to incorporate the most recent literary terminology New material is particularly focused in areas such as gender studies and queer theory, post-colonial theory, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies. Existing entries have been edited to ensure that topics receive balanced treatment

Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literary Devices

DEFINITIONS FOR LITERARY DEVICES Using the list of terms gleaned from the school texts, the next step was to formulate precise, simple, working definitions for each literary device so that educators who consult this resource might ...

Author: Susan Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780897745826

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Discusses how to introduce children to literature with picture books

Beckett Critical Reader

Dupriez, A Dictionary of Literary Devices, p. 46. 13. Beckett, The Unnamable, p. 176. 14. Dupriez, A Dictionary of Literary Devices, p. 57. 15. Pierre Fontanier, Les figures du discours, p. 135. 16. Beckett, Molloy, p. 15. 17.

Author: S.E. Gontarski

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474468558

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 256

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The Reader makes readily available for the first time 17 major, previously uncollected significant essays from the Journal of Beckett Studies from 1992 to the present.

Litionary

Litionary is a literature material that serves as a literature dictionary for both literature and English Scholars, hence, the name LITIONARY. It contains over 50 commonly used literature concepts and more will be added in the next edition

Author: Mcanthony Nwatu

Publisher: Infozmall

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 34

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Litionary is a literature material that serves as a literature dictionary for both literature and English Scholars, hence, the name LITIONARY. It contains over 50 commonly used literature concepts and more will be added in the next edition

The Literary Terms Handbook

Literary terms are the building blocks of literature. Give students a firm grasp of them with this well thought out handbook that features an in-depth look at 29 literary terms.

Author: Sunflower Education

Publisher:

ISBN: 1937166112

Category: Education

Page: 100

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Literary terms are the building blocks of literature. Give students a firm grasp of them with this well thought out handbook that features an in-depth look at 29 literary terms. Each lesson follows an easy-to-use format: a definition of the term is followed by a discussion using two excellent examples in prose or poetry. Questions promote and ensure understanding. A writing exercise for each term provides an opportunity for application. Gives students the knowledge and experience to interpret literature with confidence Grades 9-12. Meets National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association Standards for the English Language Arts. 58 Pages of Activity Sheets Complete Answer Key Complete definition, description, examples, and exercises for the following literary terms: Allegory Alliteration Allusion Analogy Assonance Atmosphere Ballad Characterization Couplet Figurative Language Foreshadowing Imagery Inversion Irony Metaphor Meter Onomatopoeia Personification Plot (Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution) Point of View Refrain Rhyme Rhythm Simile Sonnet Style Symbolism Theme Tone

The Poet s Dictionary

This handbook defines the tools, terms, and techniques of poetry. Arranged alphabetically from "accent" to "zeugma," The Poets Dictionary is clear, superb, and complete.

Author: William Packard

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row

ISBN: UOM:49015002915339

Category: Anglais (Langue) - Versification

Page: 221

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This handbook defines the tools, terms, and techniques of poetry. Arranged alphabetically from "accent" to "zeugma," The Poets Dictionary is clear, superb, and complete.

The New York Public Library Literature Companion

A Dictionary of Literary and Thematic Terms. Edward Quinn. New York: Facts on File, 1999. A Dictionary of Literary Devices: Gradus, AZ. Bernard Marie Dupriez. Translated and adapted by Albert W. Halsall. Toronto: University of Toronto ...

Author: Staff of The New York Public Library

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439137215

Category: Reference

Page: 784

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Pick up The New York Public Library Literature Companion to check the dates of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past or to find out how James Joyce's Ulysses changed U.S. obscenity laws, and you may find yourself hours later absorbed in the imaginary worlds of Camelot and The Matrix or sidetracked by the fascinating history of The New Yorker. Designed to satisfy the curious browser as well as the serious researcher, this exciting new resource offers the most up-to-date information on literature available in English from around the world, from the invention of writing to the age of the computer. Interwoven throughout the more than 2,500 succinct and insightful entries on Creators, Works of Literature, and Literary Facts and Resources are the fascinating facts and quirky biographical details that make literature come alive. Readers will discover, for instance, that Walt Whitman was fired from his government job after his personal copy of Leaves of Grass was discovered in his desk by the Secretary of the Interior, who was scandalized by it; that James Baldwin remembered listening to blues singer Bessie Smith ("playing her till I fell asleep") when he was writing his first book; and that a publisher turned down the serialization rights to Gone with the Wind, saying, "Who needs the Civil War now -- who cares?" Looking for information about book burning or how many Nobel laureates have come from Japan? You'll find it here. Trying to remember the name of that movie based on a favorite book? Read the "Variations" section -- you'll be amazed at the pervasive presence of great literature in today's entertainment. From Aristophanes to Allende, from Bergson to Bloom, the biographical entries will inform readers about the men and women who have shaped -- and are shaping -- the literary world. Look into "Works of Literature" to discover the significance of Beowulf, The Fountainhead, Doctor Zhivago, and nearly 1,000 other titles. Check the "Dictionary of Literature" to find out what the critics and theorists are talking about. And if you wish to delve even deeper, "Websites for Literature" and "Literary Factbooks and Handbooks" are just two of the bibliographies that will point readers in the right direction. Unique in scope and design and easy to use, The New York Public Library Literature Companion will be at home on every reader's shelf. Whether you are immersed in Stephen King or King Lear, this book has the insights, facts, and fascinating stories that will enrich your reading forever. With four major research centers and 85 branch libraries, The New York Public Library is internationally recognized as one of the greatest institutions of its kind. Founded in 1895, the library now holds more than 50 million items, including several world-renowned collections of literary manuscripts and rare books. Among the books published from the library in recent years are The New York Public Library Desk Reference (1998); The Hand of the Poet (1997); Letters of Transit: Reflections on Exile, Identity, Language, and Loss (1999); A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980 (1998); and Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World (2000).

A Glossary of Literary Terms

First published fifty years ago, A Glossary of Literary Terms remains an essential text for all serious students of literature.

Author: Meyer Howard Abrams

Publisher:

ISBN: 8131526356

Category: Criticism

Page: 430

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First published fifty years ago, A Glossary of Literary Terms remains an essential text for all serious students of literature.

A Dictionary of Oral Literature

Stylistic Classification Categorisation of Orature material according to manner of delivery , structure and literary devices used . See Appendix . Stylistic Device A single component of literary method , eg personification , humour ...

Author: Leteipa Ole Sunkuli

Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 9966465073

Category: Folk literature

Page: 132

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Literary Names

A Dictionary of Literary Devices. Tr. and adapted by Albert W. Halsall. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991. E., B. A new dictionary of the terms ancient and modern of the canting crew. c.1699. E., B. The First English Dictionary of ...

Author: Alastair Fowler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191650994

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Why do authors use pseudonyms and pen-names, or ingeniously hide names in their work with acrostics and anagrams? How has the range of permissible given names changed and how is this reflected in literature? Why do some characters remain mysteriously nameless? In this rich and learned book, Alastair Fowler explores the use of names in literature of all periods - primarily English but also Latin, Greek, French, and Italian - casting an unusual and rewarding light on the work of literature itself. He traces the history of names through Homer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Thackeray, Dickens, Joyce, and Nabokov, showing how names often turn out to be the thematic focus. Fowler shows that the associations of names, at first limited, become increasingly salient and sophisticated as literature itself develops.

The Passage of Literature

The Other America: Caribbean Literature in a New World Context. New World Studies. ... Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism. 2nd ed. ... A Dictionary of Literary Devices. Trans and adapted by Albert W.

Author: Christopher GoGwilt

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199751624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Through a set of comparative studies of the fiction of Joseph Conrad, Jean Rhys, and Pramoedya Ananta Toer, The Passage of Literature explains the interrelation between English, Creole, and Indonesian formations of literary modernism, arguing that each passage of literature is the site of contest between competing genealogies of culture.

Stylistic Studies of Literature

Cuddon , J. A. ( 1979 ) A Dictionary of Literary Terms . Revised Edition . London : Andre Deutsch . Dupriez , Bernard ( 1991 ) ( Translated by Albert W. Halsall ) A Dictionary of Literary Devices . New York / London / Toronto / Sydney ...

Author: Masahiro Hori

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039118161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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This volume reflects the scholarly interests and achievements of Professor Hiroyuki Ito in whose honour it was conceived. It is a collection of papers on the stylistics of English and American literature written by scholars in Japan. A wide range of approaches, from traditional philological analysis to innovative new directions such as corpus stylistics and narratology are found in this book, addressing literary works as varied as the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Defoe, Austen, Dickens, and Mark Twain with Irish folktales and English-language Haiku. This volume also offers an overview of the state of the art in stylistic studies of English literature in Japan. The papers have been divided into four parts according to manner of approach: Philological Approaches, Corpus Stylistics, Narratology and Literary Stylistics.

Canadian Reference Sources

Dictionaries Dictionnaires Entries include : literary profession ; place and date of birth ; names of parents ; education ... A dictionary of literary devices : gradus , A - Z . – Translated and adopted by Albert W. Halsall .

Author: Mary E. Bond

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 077480565X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1076

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In parallel columns of French and English, lists over 4,000 reference works and books on history and the humanities, breaking down the large divisions by subject, genre, type of document, and province or territory. Includes titles of national, provincial, territorial, or regional interest in every subject area when available. The entries describe the core focus of the book, its range of interest, scholarly paraphernalia, and any editions in the other Canadian language. The humanities headings are arts, language and linguistics, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and religion. Indexed by name, title, and French and English subject. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Dictionary of Literary Quotations

Author: Former Literature Director Meic Stephens

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge

ISBN: 0415041295

Category: Reference

Page: 193

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An entertaining collection of nearly 3,500 quotations - the essential companion to the world of the written word.