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Title: Typography in traditional poetry : methods of segmentation in narrative poems and sonnets
Author: Pacheco, Heliana Soneghet
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 9988
Awarding Body: The University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2008
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The aim of this research is to investigate and analyse how narrative poems and sonnets, two types of traditional poetry, have been handled in books, in England, in terms of typographic presentation. It focuses on how far the earliest printed editions of a poem establish a pattern for its subsequent presentation, and how far other influences might determine the typographic form. The main focus of the analysis is segmentation, the visible division of the text into units which, to a greater or lesser extent, reflect its underlying structure. This division is seen through methods of segmentation in the opening and closing of the poem and, within the poem itself, through typographic features such as indentation, capitalization, line spaces and the placing of each poetic line on a new typographic line. These methods are related to the poetic whole, stanzas. rhyme scheme units, verse paragraphs and line.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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