Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts
Longman, 1997 - 273 pages
This is an interdisciplinary and practical approach to the analysis of poetry which focuses on text worlds, namely the contexts, scenarios or types of reality that readers construct in their interaction with the language of texts.
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Poetic text worlds as possible worlds
Poetic text worlds as discourse situations
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accessibility activation actual world addressee analysis apply approach argue associations baby basis birth chapter claim cognitive compatibility comprehension connections consider construction contain context conventional dawn definite deictic depends described detail developed discourse discussed domain effect elements emotional entities establish example existing expectations experience explained expressions fact fictional framework goal hand Head highlights human identify impossible includes interaction interpretation introduced involved kind knowledge language lead linguistic literary logical means memory mentioned metaphor nature notion objects occur particular person physical play poem poetic poetry positive possible possible-world potential present processing projected properties readers reading reality reference regarded relations relationship relevant result role Rumelhart Ryan scene Schank schema refreshment schema theory schemata script sense shared similar situation speaker specific stanza story structure suggested talk text worlds tion types utterance