Culler. Professor of English Cornell Liniversih). Routledge London,. & Kegan. Paul. Melbourne. and Henley. 7 Apostrophe ~. which can be given point and. Semiotics texts – Jonathan Culler, The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Culler also deconstructs the apostrophe—no, not the punctuation mark, but a poetic. On “apostrophe”. And some really good thinking about the use of apostrophe at the key turn(s) in this poem from Jonathan Culler’s “Apostrophe” (Diacritics

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This article has no associated abstract. Apostrophe, Animation, and Abortion. I might stress, though, as I say in Theory of the Lyricthat I do not have firm views on how regularly or successfully 20th- and 21st-century poets should be said to have escaped the lyric tradition.

Hutchinson – – Classical Quarterly 60 1: By submitting this form, you are granting: On the other hand, I do think that it would be wrong to assume that the claims of lyric poems must always be treated as relative to the experience of an individual.

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Impossible Desire, Infinite Possibility. For the next step, you’ll be taken to a website to complete the donation and enter your billing information. Account Options Sign in. How does the reader respond to the repeatability of the lyric, to the fact that the event happening now has already repeatedly happened?

And could its efficacy be connected to the ritualistic performance of its public discourse by discrete individuals, as if each iteration were unique?


How does the eventness of lyric combine with the long tradition of the lyric as a recollection? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Could lyric discourse actually gain power from this rhetorical self-definition as a minor, ineffective, and fallible genre?

The Pursuit of Signs. Destroy All Rock Novels. In Theory of the LyricI am opposing two models, each of which has been abusively taken as the model for lyrics in general: The first is a logical one: For me there are two important points.

I must confess, though, that I have little understanding of the vast period between the death of Horace and the rise of the Troubadours, or of the importance of Arabic influences on the medieval European lyric tradition. The Pursuit of Signs Routledge Classics. The opposition is no longer an irreversible temporal move from youth to age but an a-temporal juxtaposition of two sorts of images, evoked as presences by apostrophes. The Use and Origin of Apostrophe in Homer. The Pursuit of Signs: From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jstor.

In Pursuit of Signs. However, a second apostrophe calls forth against these images another set of presences which seem to be both empirical and transcendental and which are presented as possible examples of organic unity: While here I stand, not only with the sense Of present pleasure, but with pleasing thoughts That in this moment there is life and food For future years.


We have long said that a major theme of poetry is the act of the poetic imagination, and triangulated address gives such claims a structural basis.


In my view, such demonstrations would require evidence about readers: Apostrophe in Homer—A Rejoinder.

Find it on Scholar. Think of the case of refrains as the most obvious. Yes, I think that is well stated. Abrams matrix meaning metaphor metaphor and metonymy metonymy mirror mirror stage mode narrative narratology narrator nature norms notion object Oedipus origin particular perspective philosophy poem poet poetic poetry possible presupposes presuppositions problem produce psychoanalysis question readers reading referential relation relationship rhetorical Riffaterre Riffaterre’s romantic semiosis semiotics sentence sequence significance signification Stanley Fish stanza story structure symbolic synecdoche temporal thought transformation treat tropes tropological understanding University Press various W.

I am especially impressed by two ideas developed in the last part of your book: While many lyrics do have minimal narratives or events in some sort of causal sequence, the stanzas of a lyric are often not arranged in a narrative temporality; they may be different takes on a situation, or utterances that are not temporally situated in relation to one another.

In this repetition, which in turn could help make iteration viable for the reader, certain recurrent and shareable habits of mind seem to emerge. Other publications include Structuralist Poetics and On Deconstruction. Most other cases are less clear cut, less easy to associate with a particular identifiable community or social movement.

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