Seven Types of Ambiguity

Seven Types of Ambiguity


First released in 1930, Seven different types of Ambiguity has lengthy been well-known as a landmark within the background of English literary criticism.

Revised two times because it first seemed, it has remained the most extensively learn and quoted works of literary research. Ambiguity, in accordance with Empson, comprises "any verbal nuance, although mild, which supplies room for substitute reactions to an analogous piece of language." From this definition, huge adequate by way of his personal admission occasionally to determine "stretched absurdly far," he launches right into a really good dialogue, less than seven classifications of differing complexity and intensity, of such works, between others, as Shakespeare's performs and the poetry of Chaucer, Donne, Marvell, Pope, Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and T. S. Eliot.

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