Until the red heart beats : rhetorical fusion in the fiction of Toni Morrison

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Glorianna Locklear (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Robert Stephens

Abstract: Toni Morrison has created a sort of fiction that blends poetic techniques with prose narrative for the express purpose of changing the reader's encounter with her texts from observation to active participation, evoking engagement of the heart as well as the head. She does this in part by providing spacious ambiguity through shifting centers of consciousness within the narrative voices. Morrison also provides a wealth of specific detail in the form of figurative language, especially patterns of imagery that twine through each book. Together these poetic techniques insure that Morrison's connotative language is equally as important as her denotative in bringing the reader into immediate experience of Morrison's created worlds.

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Language: English
Date: 1993
Morrison, Toni $x Criticism and interpretation
Narration (Rhetoric)

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