The Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry: Studies in English Poetry from the 16th to the 20th Century
This study offers a fresh approach to the theory and practice of poetry criticism from a narratological perspective. Arguing that lyric poems share basic constituents of narration with prose fiction, namely temporal sequentiality of events and verbal mediation, the authors propose the transgeneric application of narratology to the poetic genre with the aim of utilizing the sophisticated framework of narratological categories for a more precise and complex modeling of the poetic text. On this basis, the study provides a new impetus to the neglected field of poetic theory as well as to methodology. The practical value of such an approach is then demonstrated by detailed model analyses of canonical English poems from all major periods between the 16th and the 20th centuries. The comparative discussion of these analyses draws general conclusions about the specifics of narrative structures in lyric poetry in contrast to prose fiction.
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Jens Kiefer 18 Peter Reading : " Fiction " 5 DONALD is a fictitious character
arrived at an age and bodily state rendering suicide superfluous , would rather
sip Grands Crus than throw his leg . He is a writer of fiction . He says ' Even one's
self is ...
The legitimacy of attributing statements to an author is systematically
problematized in ' Fiction ' , for all the authors and possibly the extradiegetic
narrator as well are presented as fictive characters . So , although discrediting the
idea that the ...
Put another way , the metaleptic form of the presentation narrates about narrative
conventions and the nature of the fictional . Reading's poem could quite easily
have had a different title : ' Metafiction ' or ' Metanarration ' ' Bibliography Genette
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The Theory and Methodology of the Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry Peter Hühn and Jörg Schönert 1
They flee from me Jens Kiefer
Sonnet 107 Peter Hühn
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