The Ritual of Elegiac Rhetoric

@inproceedings{Brady2006TheRO,
  title={The Ritual of Elegiac Rhetoric},
  author={A. Brady},
  year={2006}
}
The rhetorical work of building a community of shared loss drags against elegists’ desire to individuate themselves as writers. Elegy holds exemplarity and tradition, the consolatory promise of the continuity of the same, in tension with the poet’s assertions of his or her particularity or difference. To evaluate the demands of tradition, this chapter will focus on the meaning of the term ’elegy’ and its derivation from epideictic and deliberative rhetoric. Elegy could also be understood as a… Expand

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