English, Literature, and Modern Languages
poetry, semantics, phonology, alliteration
This paper examines the relationship between linguistic self-awareness and poetry preference in college students who don’t regularly read poetry. It addresses whether or not there are consistent phonological and semantic features that influence preference, and it observes whether or not students recognize linguistic factors as part of their preference. It also touches on syntactic play and the degree to which amateur readers understand that professional poets deliberately subvert linguistic tendencies.
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Montgomery, Brice J.
"Linguistic Self-Awareness and Poetry Preference,"
Channels: Where Disciplines Meet: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/channels/vol2/iss1/2