English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

6-5-1937

Abstract

It is one purpose of this paper to analyze the diction and syntax, in an attempt to establish the characteristics and peculiarities of the language. The analysis will be extended. Where did Synge acquire his powerful, flexible, and lilting dramatic cadence? The impish George Moore says that Synge listened to Ireland, "like a hare in a gap." 1 Certainly the folk speech of peasant Ireland influenced the poetry of the plays. There are other influences too; and those this study hopes equally to explain.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

George St. Clair

Second Committee Member

Thomas Matthews Pearce

Third Committee Member

Dorothy Woodward

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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