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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Andromaque Distribution of Basic Sentence Characteristics
Britannicus and Bérénice
Bajazet and Mithridate
Comparative Sentence Structure The Other Racinian Plays
Sentence Structure and Versification
The ComputerReadable Texts
The Computer Programs
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Achille action Agamemnon alexandrin Andromaque appears approach assumptions Atalide average Bajazet basic beginning Bérénice BREAK Britannicus chapter characteristics characterization characters COLUMN conditional confidants Corneille COUNT critics deals denouement discussion distich distinctive distribution effect emotional Esther exchanges exclamations expression fact final follows forms frequent function hand hemistich Hermione Hippolyte important inferences interest internal involved Iphigénie Junie language later less marks mean mean sentence length Mithridate Monime nature Néron NULL occur Oreste particular patterns period Phèdre play possible Pradon present Pyrrhus questions Racine Racine's Racinian range reason récit regard regular repetition reveal Roxane SAVED scene sentence structure sentence type significant situation specific STATISTICS style subordination syllables TABLE terminal punctuation tion tirade Titus tragedy whole Α Α Α