By M.H., Harpham, Geoffrey Abrams
First released fifty years in the past, A word list OF LITERARY phrases continues to be a necessary textual content for all severe scholars of literature. Now totally up-to-date to mirror the newest scholarship on fresh and quickly evolving serious theories, the 9th variation incorporates a whole thesaurus of crucial literary phrases provided as a chain of attractive essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend similar entries and extra examining. This fundamental, authoritative, and hugely cheap reference covers phrases priceless in discussing literature and literary background, concept, and feedback. excellent as a center textual content for introductory literary idea or as a complement to any literature path, this vintage paintings is a useful reference that scholars can proceed to take advantage of all through their educational careers.
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These conditions of the literary marketplace fostered the claims by writers that they possessed originality, creativity, and genius, and so were able to produce literary works that were entirely new. ” Historians of authorship point out that the most emphatic claims 20 AUTHOR AND AUTHORSHIP about the genius, creativity, and originality of authors, which occurred in the Romantic Period, coincided with, and was interactive with, the success of authors in achieving some form of copyright protection of an author’s proprietary rights to the literary work as the unique product of his or her native powers.
S. Eliot. John Milton used blank verse for his epic Paradise Lost (1667), James Thomson for his descriptive and philosophical Seasons (1726–30), William Wordsworth for his autobiographical Prelude (1805), Alfred, Lord Tennyson for the narrative Idylls of the King (1891), Robert Browning for The Ring and the Book (1868–69) and many dramatic monologues, and T. S. Eliot for much of The Waste Land (1922). ” Divisions in blank verse poems, used to set off a sustained passage, are called verse paragraphs.
In a duodecimo volume, a sheet is folded so as to make twelve leaves. The more leaves into which a single sheet is divided, the smaller the leaf, so that these terms indicate the dimensions of a book, but only approximately, because the size of the full sheet varies, especially in modern printing. It can be said, however, that a folio is a very large book; a quarto is the next in size, with a leaf that is nearly square. The third in size, the octavo, is the most frequently used in modern printing.
A Glossary of Literary Terms , Ninth Edition by M.H., Harpham, Geoffrey Abrams