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Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

David Robey


The importance of sound in poetry is indisputable, yet it is not at all an easy subject to discuss, and is rarely treated systematically by literary scholars. This book uses a variety of computer-based processes to construct a systematic analytical description of the sounds of Dante's Divine Comedy in the sense of their overall distribution within the text. The description is developed through a comparative treatment of the same features in a range of related texts, with a view to defining the distinctive characteristics of Dante's practice; and by a discussion of the function and effect of so ... More

Keywords: sound, poetry, computer-based processes, analytical description, Dante, Divine Comedy, electronic technology, features

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198184980
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Robey, author
University of Reading