English Language and Literature ETDs

Author

Ronald Kutny

Publication Date

8-5-1959

Abstract

The lengthily extended figures of speech and the many instances of recurrent synonymous modifiers must be evident even to the most casual reader of John Milton's poetic drama, Samson Agonistes. It is difficult to label, in any simple literary terminology, the technique which I shall discuss and attempt to analyze in this chapter. Therefore, I shall borrow a term from the vocabulary of music in order to indicate, with as much precision as possible, the nature of this technique -- leitmotiv.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

Morris Freedman

Second Committee Member

Dane L. Smith

Third Committee Member

H. Trowbridge

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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