Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Frances Austin
    Pages 1-17
  3. Frances Austin
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  4. Frances Austin
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  5. Frances Austin
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  6. Frances Austin
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  7. Frances Austin
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  8. Frances Austin
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  9. Frances Austin
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 172-195

About this book


In this volume, Dr Frances Austin examines the language of the five best-known metaphysical poets, Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan and Traherne. She shows how the characteristics of their vocabulary, figurative language, syntactical structures and versification reflect their individual attitudes to their shared Christian faith, which is the subject matter of most of their poetry. The diversity of language, albeit having a common basis, is demonstrated in the course of this study.


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