The Figure of Echo: A Mode of Allusion in Milton and After
"In this essay on 'what the imagination has made of the phenomenon of echo, ' the author examines certain aspects of the figure of echo in light of their significance for poetry. Looking at echo in its literal, acoustic sense, echo in myth, and echo as literary allusion, Mr. Hollander concludes with a study of the rhetorical status of the figure of echo, and the ancient and newly interesting trope of metalepsis, or transumption, which it appears to embody. Centered on ways by which Milton's poetry echoes, and is echoed by, other texts, The Figure of Echo deals well with Spencer and other Renaissance writers, with romantic poets such as Keats, Shelley, and Wordsworth, and with echoes of their nineteenth-century forebears in such modern poets as Hardy, Eliot, Stevens, Frost, Williams and Hart Crane."--Front dust jacket inside flap.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
acoustical Adam alludes allusive echo Angus Fletcher answer association beauty bird Book calls catachresis cave Comus Crane's dark dead death dramatic irony earlier Eccho echo device echo scheme echo song Echo's echoic English enjambment erotic example fable Faerie Queene fallen famous figure fragments George Sandys glosses Harold Bloom hear Hesiod hymn implicit interpretation invokes Jonson's Keats kind later lines literal Lycidas lyric Marvell's masque meaning metalepsis metaleptic metaphor metonymy Milton mode Muses mythographic mythology Narcissus nature nymph original Ovid Ovid's Paradise Lost passage pastoral pattern perhaps phrase poem poet poetic poetry praise punning Quintilian realm refrain relation Renaissance repetition resonant resound revision rhetorical rhyme Satan scene seems self-echo sense shade simile sing sound Spenser's stanza Stevens synecdoche Tennyson Thames Theocritus thou tion tradition trans translation transumption trope unfallen utterance verse Virgil's Virgilian voice Wallace Stevens Whitman wind woods word Wordsworth