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'Unweaving the rainbow': The Semantic Organization of the Lyric

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This article develops a semantic model of lyric poetry using the mathematical resources of Rene Thom's catastrophe theory. In doing this, its central aim is to show that the semantic organization of the lyric can be understood as an embryonic articulation of the basic actional competencies that underwrite narrative expression. In terms of detail, the model shows that any lyric can be conceived as a system involving three macro-structural components (the speaker's consciousness, an indifferent...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1515/jlse.2008.003

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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De Gruyter Publisher's website
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Journal of Literary Semantics: an international review Journal website
Volume:
37
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33-53
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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uuid:ec3596ac-62fd-4470-84f5-3d4566a18d10
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375176
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English
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