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[What do we mean by ‘voice’ in poetry? Given the sheer diversity, and ambivalence, of poems’ understandings, deployments, explorations of voice, their strategies of voicing, as well as the roles played by voice as trope, as prosodic resource, as ideology, so categorical a question could easily...
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[When Gregor Samsa awakes to find himself transformed into a giant bug [einem ungeheuren Ungeziefer], his first reaction is to panic — not, however, because of his carapace, or the numerous legs protruding from his belly, but because he is late for work. He becomes shocked at his own physical...
[‘Yes, as I knew you then’ — as we have just seen, Hardy’s mellifluous triple measure and polysyllabic rhymes are unsettled by the syntactical and prosodic weight placed on ‘then’, just after the reanimation of past memory had irrupted into the scene of address with the exclamation ‘yes’. ‘Then’...
[At first, the citizens gave Caius Coriolanus their ‘voices’, but, pressed by the Tribunes of the people, they conclude that he had asked for their voices in scorn. One of the citizens describes his request thus:‘I would be consul,’ says he: ‘aged custom,But by your voices, will not so permit...
[Voice, I have been suggesting, can only ever be grasped by being figured: not simply a ‘figuring as’ — as speechsound, as metonym for subjective expression, as pre- or proto-verbal effusion, as possession by language, initiation into language — but also a ‘figuring through’ — figures which...
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