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dc.contributor.authorAquilina, Mario
dc.identifier.citationAquilina, M. (2017). Apophatic rhetoric in Shakespeare’s Rival Poet sonnets. Cahiers Élisabéthains, 92(1), 19-31.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis article looks at Shakespeare’s paradoxical attitude to rhetoric in the sonnets, more specifically, the Rival Poet sonnets (78–80 and 82–86). Through close reading, it identifies an apophatic resistance to rhetoric and a simultaneous inherent rhetoricity in Shakespeare’s work. Apophasis is a rhetorical figure through which a speaker pretends to conceal that which he actually shows, or denies that he says or does that which he says or does. Apophasis is a self-reflexive, dynamic and ironic device, and works by inversion, highlighting that which it would seem to downplay, including the rhetorical effects of the writing itself.en_GB
dc.subjectShakespeare, William, 1564-1616en_GB
dc.subjectShakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Sonnetsen_GB
dc.subjectEnglish literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticismen_GB
dc.subjectEnglish literatureen_GB
dc.subjectEnglish literature -- History and criticismen_GB
dc.titleApophatic rhetoric in Shakespeare's Rival Poet sonnetsen_GB
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dc.publication.titleCahiers Elisabethainsen_GB
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