On Voice in Poetry

The Work of Animation

  • David Nowell Smith

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. David Nowell Smith
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-202

About this book


What do we mean by 'voice' in poetry? In this work, David Nowell Smith teases out the diverse meanings of 'voice', from a poem's soundworld to the rhetorical gestures through which poems speak to us, in order to embark on a philosophical exploration of the concept of voice itself.


Poetics Voice Contemporary Poetry Literary Theory Lyric Poetry Orality Politics of Literature Phenomenology Gerard Manley Hopkins Charles Baudelaire Jacques Derrida Paul Celan Jacques Rancière Henri Chopin Johann Gottfriend von Herder Jean-Jacques Rousseau Julia Kristeva John Wilkinson Sean Bonney poem poetry rhetoric

Authors and affiliations

  • David Nowell Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

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