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By Geoffrey N. Leech

Seeks to illustrate that the examine of English poetry is enriched by means of the insights of recent linguistic research, and that linguistic and important disciplines are usually not separate yet complementary. reading a variety of poetry, Professor Leech considers many facets of poetic variety, together with the language of earlier and current, artistic language, poetic licence, repetition, sound, metre, context and ambiguity.

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