Metaphors of the sea : a critical study of five Anglo-Saxon poems

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Westhuizen, J E en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Green, Brian Keith en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-14T07:05:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-14T07:05:25Z
dc.date.issued 1974 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Green, B. 1974. Metaphors of the sea : a critical study of five Anglo-Saxon poems. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17684
dc.description.abstract The object of this thesis is to contribute to the appreciation of five selected Anglo-Saxon poems - The Wanderer, The Seafarer, Exodus, Andreas, and Beowulf - by analysing their metaphoric use of the sea. Metaphor is an essential and distinctive element of all poetry and, to be genuine, to be alive, and to be ever-interesting, a poem must achieve itself through metaphor. A poem's unique mode of vision is metaphoric, and whatever it communicates we perceive in and through metaphor. This is an axiomatic tenet of the criticism of modern poetry. But criticism of Anglo-Saxon poetry, if it bases its insights on a detailed reference to metaphor, must justify itself on theoretical grounds. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sea in literature en_ZA
dc.subject.other English poetry - Old English, ca. 450-1100 en_ZA
dc.title Metaphors of the sea : a critical study of five Anglo-Saxon poems en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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