Fabb, Nigel (2009) Symmetric and asymmetric relations, and the aesthetics of form in poetic language. European English Messenger, 18 (1). pp. 50-59.
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This article asks how the properties of symmetry and asymmetry, as aesthetic properties, are realized in literary language. I will argue that language makes available many kinds of asymmetry, and that the asymmetry often holds between two elements which are at the same time in a symmetric relation. This coincidence of an asymmetric and a symmetric relation between the same linguistic elements may be one source of the aesthetics of literary language.
|Keywords:||linguistics, aesthetics, metre, english studies, English, Philology. Linguistics|
|Subjects:||Language and Literature > English
Language and Literature > Philology. Linguistics
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English|
|Depositing user:||Mrs Tereza McLaughlin-Vanova|
|Date Deposited:||09 Mar 2010 14:31|
|Last modified:||23 Jun 2016 15:00|