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The rhetoric of Sydney Smith
Ricardian women, mythogenesis, and webbing: Analysis and application of rhetorical principles of the historical novel in Rosemary Jarman's ricardian cycle
The classic definition of the historical novel largely ignores modern women--centered historical novels which move in cyclic, non-linear fashion and create webs of narrative which interact intertextually. The current study ...
The function of food images: Elizabeth Gaskell's "Cranford"
Food images invoke readers' sensory memory which generates sympathetic comprehension, drawing readers into a narrative and engaging their imaginations which embellish visual scenes with personal experiences. Through the ...
The will of the people: Comedy and the comic persona in Shakespeare's sonnets
This study is premised on the thesis that, despite critical observations to date, comedy exists in William Shakespeare's sonnet sequence. To substantiate this claim, the study explicates five sonnets, numbers 104, 91, ...
Exploring the intent of the hunt scene in Chaucer's "The Book of the Duchess"
This study explores the concept that Chaucer wrote The Book of the Duchess in part to absolve his friend John of Gaunt from feelings of guilt involving the salvation of his first wife, Blanche, and to reconcile John of ...
C. S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia: A study of heroes
All of C. S. Lewis' heroes in the Chronicles of Narnia illustrate various elements of the archetypal pattern of the hero. The first chapter of this thesis explicates the major hero studies of Rank, Raglan, and Campbell. ...
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 ...
Sophism, sex, and Shakespeare's "All's Well": Across the great rhetorical chasm
Renaissance dramatists created plays which incorporated a great complexity of vision precisely because of the sophistic rhetorical training they received in the grammar schools. Trained in antithetical methods, the dramatists ...
Tom Stoppard's theater of engagement: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead", "Travesties", and "Arcadia"
Tom Stoppard's interest centers around the nature of theater in contemporary culture, as he seeks to illustrate the essential freedom of human existence through the interaction of audience and dramatic “event.” A semiotic ...