Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance A Study of Rhetorical Terms in English Renaissance Literary Criticism
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Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance A Study of Rhetorical Terms in English Renaissance Literary Criticism

By Donald Lemen Clark
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Table of Contents
  • Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance
  • A Study of Rhetorical Terms in English Renaissance Literary Criticism
  • Donald Lemen Clark, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English in Columbia University
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Part One The General Theory of Rhetoric and of Poetry
    • Chapter I Introductory
      • 1. The Distinction between Rhetoric and Poetic
    • 1. The Distinction between Rhetoric and Poetic
    • Chapter II Classical Poetic
      • 1. Aristotle
      • 2. "Longinus"
      • 3. Plutarch
      • 4. Horace
    • 1. Aristotle
    • 2. "Longinus"
    • 3. Plutarch
    • 4. Horace
    • Chapter III Classical Rhetoric
      • 1. Definitions
      • 2. Subject Matter
      • 3. Content of Classical Rhetoric
      • 4. Rhetoric as Part of Poetic
      • 5. Poetic as Part of Rhetoric
    • 1. Definitions
    • 2. Subject Matter
    • 3. Content of Classical Rhetoric
    • 4. Rhetoric as Part of Poetic
    • 5. Poetic as Part of Rhetoric
    • Chapter IV Classical Blending of Rhetoric and Poetic
      • 1. The Contact of Rhetoric and Poetic in Style
      • 2. The Florid Style in Rhetoric and in Poetic
      • 3. The False Rhetoric of the Declamation School
      • 4. The Contamination of Poetic by False Rhetoric
    • 1. The Contact of Rhetoric and Poetic in Style
    • 2. The Florid Style in Rhetoric and in Poetic
    • 3. The False Rhetoric of the Declamation School
    • 4. The Contamination of Poetic by False Rhetoric
    • Chapter V The Middle Ages
      • 1. The Decay of Classical Rhetorical Tradition
      • 2. Rhetoric as Aureate Language
    • 1. The Decay of Classical Rhetorical Tradition
    • 2. Rhetoric as Aureate Language
    • Chapter VI Logic and Rhetoric in the English Renaissance
      • 1. The Content of Classical Rhetoric Carried Over into Logic
      • 2. The Persistence of the Mediaeval Tradition of Rhetoric
      • 3. The Recovery of Classical Rhetoric
      • 4. Channels of Classical Theory
    • 1. The Content of Classical Rhetoric Carried Over into Logic
    • 2. The Persistence of the Mediaeval Tradition of Rhetoric
    • 3. The Recovery of Classical Rhetoric
    • 4. Channels of Classical Theory
    • Chapter VII Renaissance Poetic
      • 1. The Reestablishment of the Classical Tradition
      • 2. Rhetorical Elements
    • 1. The Reestablishment of the Classical Tradition
    • 2. Rhetorical Elements
    • Chapter VIII Theories of Poetry in the English Renaissance
      • 1. The Rhetorical Period of English Criticism
      • 2. The Influence of Horace
      • 3. The Influence of Aristotle
      • 4. Manuals for Poets
      • 5. Rhetorical Elements in Later English Classicism
    • 1. The Rhetorical Period of English Criticism
    • 2. The Influence of Horace
    • 3. The Influence of Aristotle
    • 4. Manuals for Poets
    • 5. Rhetorical Elements in Later English Classicism
  • Part Two The Purpose of Poetry
    • Chapter I The Classical Conception of the Purpose of Poetry
      • 1. General
      • 2. Moral Improvement through Precept and Example
      • 3. Moral Improvement through Allegory
      • 4. The Influence of Rhetoric
    • 1. General
    • 2. Moral Improvement through Precept and Example
    • 3. Moral Improvement through Allegory
    • 4. The Influence of Rhetoric
    • Chapter II Mediaeval Ideas of the Purpose of Poetry
      • 1. Allegorical Interpretations in the Middle Ages
      • 2. Allegory in Mediaeval England
    • 1. Allegorical Interpretations in the Middle Ages
    • 2. Allegory in Mediaeval England
    • Chapter III Rhetorical Elements in Italian Renaissance Conceptions of the Purpose of Poetry
      • 1. The Scholastic Grouping of Poetic, Rhetoric and Logic
      • 2. The Influence of the Classical Rhetorics
    • 1. The Scholastic Grouping of Poetic, Rhetoric and Logic
    • 2. The Influence of the Classical Rhetorics
    • Chapter IV English Renaissance Ideas of the Purpose of Poetry
      • 1. Allegory and Example in Rhetoric
      • 2. Allegory and the Rhetorical Example in Poetic
      • 3. The Displacement of Allegory by Example
    • 1. Allegory and Example in Rhetoric
    • 2. Allegory and the Rhetorical Example in Poetic
    • 3. The Displacement of Allegory by Example
  • Index
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