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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 117–171.
Published: 01 June 2014
... the use of reporting clauses and mental verbs (e.g., “she thought” and “he said to himself”) in a large sample of nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century French fiction, I measure the frequency of several key markers of represented thought in a range of novels, authors, and decades between 1800...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 633–656.
Published: 01 December 2002
... in the light of the changes they bring about in the transitivity of the clause and consequently in the reader's conceptualizing of the fictional world, especially the characters. The analysis is grounded on cognitive theories of information processing, and on the assumption that language form is not fortuitous...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... is brilliant or troubled, like the King-of-France reference, if any; — factive predicates, such as know, realize, regret, mind, be sad/glad/odd/ amusing, whose occurrence in the main clause (e.g., ‘‘He knew/real- izedpresupposes the truth of the embedded clause John had left — change...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 129–169.
Published: 01 March 2011
... by misfortune after misfortune these days. (b) My father-­in-­ law underwent surgery, (c) the operation failed, (d) and he is blind. (e) Lord, I don’t have anything left! Clauses (a) and (e) frame the “story” and connect it to the communicative context: (a) announces the misery, of which the events told...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 325–346.
Published: 01 September 2023
... punctuated clauses relating to syntax rather than to poetic segmentation). Finally, the analysis also demonstrates that only in the highly poetic texts does rhythmic structure contribute to linguistic recoding, a conclusion that confirms Lotman's ( 1977 : 73) view that it is only in works of art...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 131–158.
Published: 01 February 2018
...” (ibid.: 141). For Per Krogh Hansen (2011: 162) as well, “one of the basic features of ‘natural narrative’ is that the sequence of clauses (or more generally, the sjuzhet or discourse) is typically matched to the sequence of the events being narrated (the fabula or story Nelles...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 331–351.
Published: 01 June 2010
... in the principal clause repeated in the subordinate clause, and linked by some form of the so-called rela- tive pronoun. The number and person of the subject in the main clause is mirrored in the attached relative clause. Furthermore, the repeated verb has the same sense in both clauses, thus...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 465–467.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., in which poetry is steeped in a dis- course on language. Chapter  addresses ‘‘La colombe de l’arche a very unusual poem by the surrealist poet Robert Desnos, made up of a single sentence with multiple subordinate clauses...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
... this last sentence, most of us close our mental representation of the initial clause (“this impression would continue”) with “ineffable.” The conditional tense triggers a counterfactual world that does not seem dependent on subsequent phrases; the words “no doubt” and “perhaps” two and three...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 1–37.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators, putting the same words in the same places in parallel clauses points to the words which are different, the alliterating antonyms (not) pain (but) plea- sure. Good prose uses the same terms and constructions...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 381–402.
Published: 01 September 2021
... impact, and the Soviets would not have discovered the Schwerpunkt before the moment of the assault. Hitler and the OKH vetoed this operation in June” (Lopez 2011 : 151). The second pattern consists of an if-clause setting a condition, of a clause in the conditional subjunctive telling what would have...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 611–631.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., not to teach; I am a function of your narrative; we are not using metalanguage The first clause relates to the possibility that we are receiving the scene through the teacher’s narration—that he or she is a narrator, not ‘‘just’’ a character.The second clause, which does not exclude the first, has...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
... on its first six clause-­level metaphors.41 Each of these metaphors is developed within its own five-­line stanza. The stanzaic structure thus underlines the figurative structure, and the resulting thirty-line­ sequence (including the verses puzzled over by Eliot and Empson) functions logically...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 475–501.
Published: 01 December 2020
... derived from earlier studies (e.g., that shorter or more familiar words received shorter fixations) and were depend- ent on mindful reading (i.e., lexical effects were less pronounced when readers weren t paying attention to what they were reading), clause- and sentence-final words, which normally...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2024
... express epistemically objective claims about Pigliucci's musical preferences. It is a fact, albeit an ontologically subjective fact, that he thinks Beethoven superior to Spears. Likewise, the clause “to me, that's an aesthetic fact” expresses a determinative claim about Pigliucci's ontological...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 713–763.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Donohue’s treatment of these extracts is brief and baffling, a one- clause analysis followed by false conclusions: ‘‘Bianca and Beatrice explic- itly announce that they are mad, and their styles of expression are equally extravagant. More important, the same dramatic technique and purpose support...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 147–175.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., a suggestion that is reinforced by the adverbs “almost greedily” and then “Wistfully, admiringly”: the latter even markedly occupies the initial thematic position in the clause. These stylistic choices in turn interact to change implicitly the sense of the next exclamation, “It’s snug in here,” making...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 699–705.
Published: 01 December 2002
... presented by Cohn may be found in Pavel written in response to an earlier version of the book’s second chapter, which was published in . The last clause of this quotation is highly relevant to the example of Hildesheimer’s Mar- bot, which Cohn discusses. Because of the ‘‘built-in license...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 487–494.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Hottentot,” even though I believe that a rhythmical gestalt needs more than a single line or clause to establish itself. But the account of James Weldon Johnson's “Saint Peter” proves altogether too schematic in its identification of “strict” lines with the Ku Klux Klan, and irregularity with Blackness...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 427–442.
Published: 01 September 2002
... clauses preceded by a demonstrative, opening up a possible world (lexia 96: ‘‘with that boldness women can summon up out of the strength of their de- sires or determinative relative clauses (lexia 39: ‘‘These stupidities, spo...