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By Abrams, Meyer Howard; Harpham, Geoffrey Galt

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First released fifty years in the past, A thesaurus OF LITERARY phrases continues to be an important textual content for all critical scholars of literature. Now totally up to date to mirror the most recent scholarship on contemporary and speedily evolving severe theories, the 10th version features a whole word list of crucial literary phrases provided as a sequence of attractive essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend similar entries and extra analyzing. This imperative, authoritative, and hugely reasonable reference covers phrases invaluable in discussing literature and literary historical past, concept, and feedback. ideal as a center textual content for introductory literary idea or as a complement to any literature direction, this vintage paintings is a useful reference that scholars can proceed to exploit all through their educational careers

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A number of recent folk singers, including Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, themselves compose ballads; most of these, however, such as “The Ballad of Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it.

D. F. ” (“The Book as an Expressive Form,” in Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts, 1986; rev. ) Book history, that is, deals with the formation and dissemination of a text, not as a self-contained process, but as one that at every stage is affected by, and in turn may influence, the economic, social, and cultural circumstances of its time and place. Applied to the long-term development of ways of recording and communicating information, book history deals with the sequence of revolutionary changes that occurred when an oral culture was succeeded by a manuscript culture; when the era of written texts in turn gave way, in the mid-fifteenth century, to a primarily print culture; and when, as the result of new technologies that began in the twentieth century, printed books and materials were increasingly supplemented—and to some extent displaced—by film, television, the computer, and the World Wide Web.

The magniloquence of even so fine a poet as Christopher Marlowe is at times inappropriate to its sense, as when Faustus declares (Dr. Faustus, 1604; III. i. ” Bombast is a frequent component in the heroic drama of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The pompous language of that drama is parodied in Henry Fielding’s Tom Thumb the Great (1731), as in the noted opening of Act II. , in which the diminutive male lover cries: Oh! Huncamunca, Huncamunca, oh! Thy pouting breasts, like kettle-drums of brass, Beat everlasting loud alarms of joy; As bright as brass they are, and oh!

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