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Title: 'Wild eloquence' and 'confused magnificence' : Sir Thomas Wyatt's language and rhetoric in poetry and prose.
Author: Oberst von Oberstein, Henrietta
ISNI:       0000 0004 2668 0470
Awarding Body: Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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Sir Thomas Wyatt's poetry has most often been analysed with reference to his biography, his sources and his imagery. I propose, for the first time, that linguistic features of his poems need to be taken Into account when evaluating Wyatt's contribution to English literature. In this thesis, I therefore analyse Wyatt's language. Including his vocabulary and syntax, and his use of rhetoric, concentrating on rhetorical structure and rhetorical devices. I employ statistical methods in order to arrive at verifiable conclusions, and, based on these conclusions, I endeavour to determine whether a number of anonymous poems can be attributed to Wyatt.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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