Syntax and Style in Chaucer's Poetry
Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 1981 - 158 strán (strany)
The purpose of this book is to give an outline of structural features of Chaucer's poetic syntax that are relevant to the study of style, and to define some general tendencies in his construction of sentences. What emerges is a fondness on Chaucer's part for discontinuity in the order of words and phrases and for certain forms of expression which have a wider application t:han their modern counterparts. In order that Chaucer's usage may be seen in its historical context, comparative material is drawn from the writings of his contemporaries - Langland, Gower, and the l>Gawainl>-poet - and from the body of early English rhyming romances now taken to represent an influent:ial native poetic tradition. I In an introductory chapter Dr Roscow questions the familiar description of Chaucer's syntax as colloquial, and argues for attention to a wider range of literary functions in studying the relationship between syntax and style in nedieval poetry
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Coordination and Parataxis
adjective adjunct adverb Amis anacoluthon anon auxiliary verbs broken order Chaucer's poetry chiasmus co-ordinate clauses colloquial common construction copula Criseyde cross order dede discontinuity doon ellipsis elliptical Emare emphasis emphatic English examples expression FranklT front-shifted function genitive phrase GenProl Gowther hath Havelok herte hire House of Fame HSynne infinitive inversion knyght kyng Launfal lenger LGW F lines of verse lord MerchT MillT Mustanoja myghte normal order noun phrase object occurs Pandarus parataxis PardT personal pronoun pleonastic pleonastic pronoun postmodifier principal clause quod rede relative clause relative pronoun repetition romances ryght saugh sche sentences seyde shal sholde sone sorwe subject-pronoun suggests swich syntax Tale ther thise thou thyng Troilus Troilus and Criseyde usage Visser WBProl whan wolde word-order words
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