By Abrams, Meyer Howard; Harpham, Geoffrey Galt
First released fifty years in the past, A thesaurus OF LITERARY phrases is still a necessary textual content for all critical scholars of literature. Now absolutely up-to-date to mirror the most recent scholarship on fresh and speedily evolving severe theories, the 10th variation incorporates a entire thesaurus of crucial literary phrases provided as a chain of enticing essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend similar entries and extra analyzing. This integral, authoritative, and hugely reasonable reference covers phrases valuable in discussing literature and literary heritage, concept, and feedback. ideal as a center textual content for introductory literary concept or as a complement to any literature direction, this vintage paintings is a useful reference that scholars can proceed to take advantage of all through their educational careers
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Many spiritual histories of the self, however, like John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666), followed Augustine’s example of religious self-revelation centering on a crisis and conversion. An important offshoot of this type are secular autobiographies that represent a spiritual crisis which is resolved by the author’s discovery of his identity and vocation, not as a Christian, but as a poet or artist; examples are Wordsworth’s autobiography in verse, The Prelude (completed 1805, published in revised form 1850), or the partly autobiographical works of prose fiction such as Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27), James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1915), and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1965).
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!
A glossary of literary terms by Abrams, Meyer Howard; Harpham, Geoffrey Galt