Sentence Structure and Characterization in the Tragedies of Jean Racine: A Computer-assisted Study

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1979 - Drama - 223 pages
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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Contents

From Tragedy to the Sentence as a Unit of Tragedy
5
Andromaque Distribution of Basic Sentence Characteristics
36
Britannicus and Bérénice
54
Bajazet and Mithridate
77
Iphigénie
103
Phédre
115
Comparative Sentence Structure The Other Racinian Plays
133
Sentence Structure and Versification
140
Conclusion
157
The ComputerReadable Texts
167
The Computer Programs
169
Tables
195
Bibliography
204
Index
209
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