Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts

Elena Semino

This is an interdisciplinary and practical approach to the analysis of poetry which focuses on text worlds, namely the contexts, scenarios or types of reality that readers construct in their interaction with the language of texts.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : 1. Introduction

    Part I: Poetic text worlds as discourse situations
    2. Definiteness, indefiniteness and context creation
    3. Deixis and context creation

    Part II: Poetic text worlds as possible worlds
    4. Possible-world theory, fiction and literature
    5. Possible-world theory and the analysis of poetic text worlds

    Part III: Poetic text worlds as cognitive constructs
    6. Schema theory and literature
    7. Schema theory and the analysis of poetic text worlds
    8. Metaphor, schema refreshment and text worlds

    9. Conclusion: the world of Sylvia Plath's 'The Applicant'


  • Data Publicarii : 18 Jul 1997
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback / softback
  • Numar pagini : 288
  • ISBN : 9780582303546
222.99 Lei
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