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Title: Rhythmic patterns in Maltese novels
Authors: Briffa, Charles (1996)
Keywords: Maltese literature -- History and criticism
Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
Maltese language -- Rhythm
Rhythm in literature
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: Briffa, C. (1996). Rhythmic patterns in Maltese novels (Doctoral dissertation).
Abstract: This study demonstrates an approach to the investigation of text worlds in novels based on a theory of prose rhythm that directs attention to thematic issues which generally relate to characterisation. It is argued that such an approach leads to the achievement of coherence in interpretation and consequently to amplified text interpretation, and from a cognitive point of view it enriches literary competence. This study examines prose rhythm as a tool for the novelist who wants to create the "realness" of a character. Through rhythmic designs in fiction, the various psychological, emotional, and moral implications of characterisation (which include mood and perception) will be explored in the macrostructure of a novel. Thus rhythm is considered as a psychostylistically relevant feature in fiction technology.
Description: PH.D.
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacArt - 1996

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