Renaissance Figures of Speech


The Renaissance saw a renewed and energetic engagement with classical rhetoric; recent years have seen a similar revival of interest in Renaissance rhetoric. As Renaissance critics recognised, figurative language is the key area of intersection between rhetoric and literature. This book is the first modern account of Renaissance rhetoric to focus solely on the figures of speech. It reflects a belief that the figures exemplify the larger concerns of rhetoric, and connect, directly or by analogy, to broader cultural and ...

Renaissance Figures of Speech 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521187053

Trade paperback

Renaissance Figures of Speech 2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521866408