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Description - Renaissance Figures of Speech by Sylvia Adamson

The Renaissance saw a renewed and energetic engagement with classical rhetoric; recent years have seen a similar revival of interest in Renaissance rhetoric. As Renaissance critics recognised, figurative language is the key area of intersection between rhetoric and literature. This book is the first modern account of Renaissance rhetoric to focus solely on the figures of speech. It reflects a belief that the figures exemplify the larger concerns of rhetoric, and connect, directly or by analogy, to broader cultural and philosophical concerns within early modern society. Thirteen authoritative contributors have selected a rhetorical figure with a special currency in Renaissance writing and have used it as a key to one of the period's characteristic modes of perception, forms of argument, states of feeling or styles of reading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521866408
ISBN-10: 0521866405
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sylvia Adamson

Sylvia Adamson is Professor of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. Gavin Alexander is Lecturer in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. Katrin Ettenhuber is Fellow and Lecturer in English at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

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