Constructing Sonnet Sequences in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance

Constructing Sonnet Sequences in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance

A Study of Six Poets

eBook - 2010
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This work establishes the presence of ambiguous, polyvalent characterisation of the first-person voice in the Petrarchan poem sequence. It argues that such characterisation triggers a reader-response mechanism characterised by ambivalence and interest which could be called splintered identification. This means of identifying helps promote reader-involvement and foster the perception of the sequence as an integral work, concerns which betray the presence of novelistic thinking. This book contains two color photographs.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780773430334
0773430334
Characteristics: 1 online resource (421 pages)

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