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By David Perkins

Regardless of ocassional blunders and weak spot, this e-book presents the best serious writing approximately Romantics that we have got noticeable for a couple of years. not anyone earlier than Perkins has made us suppose so strongly the turbulence of feelings which Wordsworth had to regulate: Wordsworth so usually under pressure the necessiti of feeling because the foundation for ethical and highbrow fulfillment that one is stunned to benefit that he used to be so hard-pressed to manage it. however the writer definitely proves his case by means of exhibiting how Wordsworth makes use of summary stories, spatial distance, retrospection or reminiscence, the feel of historical past, in fact nature, or even meter to calm and deal with emotions...
Contents:
I. Wordsworth: The Isolation of the Human Mind
II. Wordsworth: The Linking of guy and Nature
III. The Wordsworthian Withdrawal
IV. Shelley: Man's everlasting Home
V. Shelley: Visitations of the Transcendent World
VI. Shelley: The Earthly Analogue
VII. Keats: The everlasting Present
VIII. Keats: The Uncertainties of Vision
IX. Keats: The confirmation of strategy

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It takes as its starting point a brief outline of the phenomenon provided by the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (Huddleston & Pullum, 2002), in which it is referred to as ‘intensificatory tautology’. The paper begins by defining the lexical set to be investigated, and thereafter provides details of the relevant adjectival sequences found in the British National Corpus. Particular attention is paid to the relatively frequent pairs great big, tiny little and little tiny. Information is also given with regard to other semantic fields which corpus data suggests could usefully be investigated.

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