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The supernatural as rhetorical focus in the three major poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "Kubla Khan," and "Christabel" demonstrate his serious and imaginative use of the hackneyed motifs of the supernatural. The eerie, the exotic, the nocturnal, and ...
Through an ancient lens: An analysis of the Anglo-Saxon riddles of the "Exeter Book" based upon classical rhetorical forms and devices
This analysis proceeds from the premise that the Anglo-Saxon riddle creator drew from the classical rhetorical forms and devices when creating the Anglo-Saxon riddle as depicted in the Exeter Book riddles. The study ...
From within the closet: Intentional fallacy and affective fallacy in Frances Burney's "The Witlings"
This thesis utilizes W. K. Wimsatt and Monroe Beardsley's intentional fallacy and affective fallacy to explicate the interpretations of Frances Burney's first play The Witlings. Chapter 1 chronicles Burney's works, introduces ...
A study of the prose style of selected sermons of John Keble
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the prose style of two sermons of John Keble. The two sermons chosen for analysis are "The Duty of Hoping Against Hope," delivered by Keble in 1846 and Sermon L (Russian War), ...