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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in comics, focusing on their general semantics. It argues that the intersemiotic interplay of the various resources and the evolving meaning construction is one of the most challenging aspects of comic analysis today and that recipients need to construct complex representations of what is shown (and told...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 February 2017
... experimental literature based on the notion that semantic memory can be conceptualized in a manner similar to Euclidean space, and that properties of this space provide boundary conditions that invite uni- or bidirectionality when concepts are juxtaposed as in metaphor. The authors review three basic...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., generated by the great distance between the two semantic fields.” The authors argue that it is this clash that sustains bidirectionality in a metaphor, by preserving the tension between its two subjects, while allowing each to alternatively become the focus of one's attention while reading. Donne's use...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 155–205.
Published: 01 June 2009
... are dispersed throughout the body of the poem, while the word itself remains unsaid. Both the retrieval of a word on the tip of one's tongue and the (re)construction of an anagram involve sorting through the phonetic and semantic cues that hint at the absent target word. I suggest that these similarities may...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the interjection in world literature, research into the semantics of O! has been limited in scope. The aim of this article is to trace the main stages of development that O! has undergone in European poetry from antiquity until the present day. The article initially discusses the semantic variants...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 15–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Marcel Danesi Views on the role of metaphor in language have varied ever since Aristotle discovered it and described its features. Traditional accounts of metaphor have seen it as a form of comparison or substitution for literal language, or else a “deviant” form of semantics. This situation...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... semantic modalities of PWT and reflecting on the use of the tool (“metacognition”); and (3) systematizing reader expectations, as the tool’s orientation toward value makes it cognitive. To show how the tool fares under such conditions and how it could play a role in education, it is then applied...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 49–78.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Silke Horstkotte This essay considers the role of layout in intermedial photo-texts, arguing that the scrapbooking of visual material and printed text constitutes an integral aspect to these texts' rhetoric and semantics. Through a close reading of novels by W. G. Sebald and Monika Maron, I show...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 331–351.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to the narrative relevance of God's self-designation in the context of the book of Exodus. The article investigates the narrative potential of God's revealed name along the threefold movement of suspense, curiosity, and surprise. The attention to the syntactic, semantic, rhetorical, and narrative aspects of God's...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 621–632.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Siegfried J. Schmidt The academic debate on the interpretation of literary texts has always suffered from the semantic ambiguity of key concepts (literature, meaning,interpretation, literary study, etc.). To get out of this dead end, literary scholars have to step back from their daily routine from...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... (vis-à-vis, say, implicature) yet also the most controversial and the most resistant on inspection to the idea of formal systematizing, whether the logico-semantic or the so-called“pragmatic” way. After fifty years of formalist sound and fury,therefore, resystematizing presupposition by appeal...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of mental functioning appear to be universal and will be discussed in detail: (a) the verbalizing of semantic and episodic memory and of ego-centric and participatory orientation through thematic, narrative, lyric, and dramatic modes of discourse; (b) the polarization of literary entertainment...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 383–397.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the Yiddish language below the Polish surface, so that it comes to the Polish reader in the form of literal translation and leads to stylization at different levels: syntactic, semantic-lexical, and phonetic-orthographic. This strategy has met with a mixed reception, because it can be perceived either...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 697–718.
Published: 01 December 2005
... border crossings were still possible. He argued for literature's independence from politics. The dynamics of diasporic literary life and its evolving “articulations of identity” are considered in the context of Soviet literary politics. The semantic unfolding of estrangement and its “historical...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... I further point out that the ostensible “arbitrary connectedness” (Cohen 1987) of New Historicist writing is in fact aesthetically coded and patterned, both stylistically and in terms of potential semantic correspondences between various representations of the past. I then move on to address...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
... perspectives for evaluating the reality status of media products is proposed:a pragmatic perspective concerning the product type (“fact,”“fiction,” and “hybrids”), a semantic perspective concerning product content (degrees of plausibility), and a perspective of mode referring to the (perceived) realism...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 439–469.
Published: 01 September 2003
...David S. Danaher Russian has two words corresponding to English truth and four words corresponding to English lie . While studies have detailed the semantic and pragmatic differences between these two terms, how these domains are metaphorized in everyday language—and exploited in literature—has yet...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 705–729.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of cultural-semantic analysis necessary to understand 300 . The article then reads the overt plot and analyzes the narrator’s voice to assess distances between implied reader/author, narrator, and characters, which previous criticism has established. Next, the article analyzes the covert progression...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 327–350.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Press). Dowling, William C. 1999 The Senses of the Text: Intensional Semantics and Literary Theory (Lincoln:University of Nebraska Press). Fish, Stanley 1967 Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost (New York: St. Martins). 1980 Is There a Text in This Class?: The Authority...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
... “Advanced Literacy and the Place of Literary Semantics in Secondary Education: A Tool of Fictional Analysis,” Semiotica 195 ( June ): 305 – 29 . 2013b Literatur Interpetieren: Ein Analysetool ( Göttingen, Germany : Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht ). 2013c “Moving Possible World Theory from...