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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... as an integrative activity : out of the wide repertoire of sense-making resources available to humans, the inferrer opts for the mechanism(s) that will best integrate the given text in or with the context. Among inference types, presupposition figures here as exemplary because it is the most encoded and determinate...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Meir Sternberg This paper deals with “motivation” as fiction’s twofold logic of patterning and relates it to other concepts or lines of sense-making (e.g., integration, naturalization). The argument is best summarized through the paper’s headings. 1. Why Is the Discourse Like That? Motivation...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of Sense-Making; 3.2 The Perspectival Mechanism vis-à-vis Its Rivals and Partners; 3.3 The Theory Reviewed from a Different Perspective: Correcting Some Misunderstandings and Misapplications; 3.3.1 The Figurative Mechanism; 3.3.2 Reasoning in Face of Unreason: (Un) Reliability as Explained Problem...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 387–414.
Published: 01 June 2022
... (as in structuralist narratology) or as a universal, ahistorical cognitive model (as in cognitive narratology), narrative hermeneutics understands narratives as cultural practices of sense-making that provide interpretations of being in the world. Meretoja ( 2018 : 48) defines narrative as “an interpretative activity...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and artistic sense-making, between factual and fictional storytelling. Equally involved, at a higher level still, are the relations between part and whole, form and force or function, typology and teleology, theory and history, (meta)discourse and ideology, the realities of literature and the desires...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
...” often appears to make sense locally, inviting the reader to expect to make global sense of the poem. Instead, one encounters an intractable flux of verbal “found objects,” shifting styles and registers, teasing literary allusions and echoes, fragmentary narrative episodes and descriptive scenes. How...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
... or assumed by dominant hermeneutic and poetic theories since late antiquity. Shakespeare’s final romances move toward making an ethical sense—one rooted in human constants of embodied responsiveness to others—the source and ultimate judge of literary significance or poetic truth. By making the ethical rather...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 347–378.
Published: 01 September 2023
... sense and refuses rhyme its own role in sense making. Rhyme is a complement to reason, or it is nothing; it is sense making, or it is trivial. Rossetti's verse, it need hardly be said, is anything but trivial, at least not once we've moved past lingering preconceptions about rhyme. Indeed, like so...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 261–285.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., and creative writing exercises of the participants will show how these readers draw on both form and ideology when making sense of and coming to terms with the life and death of the main character, an eighty-two-year-old widow who descends from the hill to die and to follow her beloved to the grave...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 355–368.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Traveller, Dated from the Ruinous Portico of St. Paul's in the Year 2199, to a Friend Settled in Boston, the Metropolis of the Western Empire” (1780) and Anna Barbauld's Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (1812). Imagining the absence of a future in their place of composition, these poems attempt to make sense...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 381–402.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Philippe Carrard Abstract Most theorists of history now seem to regard narrative as the only discursive model on which historians rely to make sense of the past. The structure of many works in current historiographic production, however, is not that of a narrative as defined in literary theory...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 303–336.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... On the other hand, I think it is hard to deny that the work is an apologia for a misunder- stood self, in which the writer is also struggling to develop a narrative that organizes and makes sense of his experiences. From this point of view, the strategies of making himself an exemplum and casting his...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 711–749.
Published: 01 December 2000
... is mediated. This links up with Meir Sternberg's model of how fictional communication works through quotation . To infer unreliability is to make sense of the text at a quotational remove, with the mediator as ironized quotee set into the overall narrative for a purpose. And the ultimate quoter along...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 89–127.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Lilach Lachman Romantic critics have traditionally viewed Keats as a master of the lyrical“still object” and his Hyperion as a narrative failure. In this article, I aim to present a different Keats, one whose work, moreover,sheds light on the relationship between our making sense of the world...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 293–318.
Published: 01 June 2000
... and employed narrative and narrative theory, particularly in those fields that make truth claims: history or political science, for example. Why have political scientists now decided to ‘‘trust the tale Is their sense of narrative the same as say, literary...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... sense, then what kinds of claims will they need to make?Most important, how will the problematic but unavoidable distinction between nature and nurture be dealt with? Though the kinds of explanations offered in both fields can obviously enough be relevant to defining what literature is in relation...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., unable to make use of the understanding, did the opposite and more sublime thing: they attributed senses and passions, as we saw not long since, to bodies, and to bodies as vast as sky, sea and earth. (Ibid.: 114–15, §§401–2) 12. “All that has been so far said here upsets all...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 641–668.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that Müller defamiliarizes conventional spatial language used to make sense of voice. She encourages her readers to recognize the figurative meaning of such language and invites them to build new and original associations between space and voice. The analysis focuses on verticality, figure-ground organization...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2021
... by a production line, or the desperate time in the middle of the night when you cannot sleep—in other words, time that troubles you and that you can set aside by reading. Practice always takes place in a specific context, where certain ways of thinking, feeling, and doing make sense and are reproduced over...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 595–610.
Published: 01 December 2022
... is not, they continually aerate the prose with a sense of the grandeur that reality fails to attain. They challenge the reader to look at simile as an ironic figure rather than as needless ornament or (pace Barthes) straightforward denotation. The ambiguous relationship of simile to reality in Madame Bovary makes...