English Language and Literature ETDs
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.
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Kutny, Ronald. "Four Aspects of Milton's Samson Agonistes: Imagery, Comedy, Autobiography, Tragedy." (1959). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/146