Sentence Structure and Characterization in the Tragedies of Jean Racine: A Computer-Assisted Study
Sentence structure in Racine is demonstrated to be a powerful tool for characterization, and here, basic features are explored in the seven tragedies of Racine--terminal punctuation, sentence length, sentence type, use of questions and the conditional, and rapid-fire exchanges between characters.
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From Tragedy to the Sentence as a Unit of Tragedy
Distribution of Basic Sentence Characteristics
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Achille Acomat act to act Agamemnon Agrippine Alexandre alexandrin Andromaque Antiochus Aricie Atalide Athalie average Bajazet basic Britannicus Burrhus chapter characterization characters clauses Clytemnestre conditional sentences confidants Corneille's d'Aubignac declarative sentences denouement discussion distich distribution dramatic Elder Olson ellipsis emotional enfin Eriphile Esther expression features of sentence filler final frequent function hemistich Hermione inferences internal exclamations internal questions Iphigenie Jean Racine Junie language mean sentence length Mithridate Monime monologue monostich Neron occur OEnone Olson Oreste OUTPUT patterns Pharnace Phedre et Hippolyte Phedre's Pierre Corneille Plaideurs play playwrights Pyrrhus Racine's Racine's tragedies Racinian tragedy rapid exchanges recits regular and declarative regular sentences repetitions reveal Roxane scene Seigneur sentence structure sentence type significant specific statistics style subordination subroutine syllables per sentence terminal punctuation theater Thebaide Theramene tion tirade Tite et Berenice title vocatives Titus tout type A sentences violent word Xiphares yeux