Sound–Emotion Interaction in Poetry

Rhythm, Phonemes, Voice Quality

Reuven Tsur † | Tel Aviv University
ORCID logoChen Gafni | University of Haifa
ISBN 9789027211019 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027257833 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This book is a collection of studies providing a unique view on two central aspects of poetry: sounds and emotive qualities, with emphasis on their interactions. The book addresses various theoretical and methodological issues related to topics like sound symbolism, poetic prosody, and voice quality in recited poetry. The authors examine how these sound-related phenomena contribute to the generation of emotive qualities and how these qualities are perceived by readers and listeners.
The book builds upon Reuven Tsur’s theoretical research and supplements it from an experimental angle. It also engages in methodological debates with prevalent scientific approaches. In particular, it emphasises the importance of proper theory in empirical literary studies and the role of the personal traits of the reader in literary analysis.
The intended readership of this book consists mainly of literary scholars, but it might also appeal to researchers from disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, and brain science.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 39] 2022.  xv, 448 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Main BIC Subject

DSC: Literary studies: poetry & poets

Main BISAC Subject

LIT006000: LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022008119