A Liberating 'Vacancy': Privative Adjectives in the Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

dc.contributor.advisor Neth, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Mikhailiuk, Taras en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Strawman, Tom en_US
dc.contributor.department English en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:50:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:50:34Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-21 en_US
dc.description.abstract While scholars of Percy Bysshe Shelley have noted and analyzed the pervasiveness of privative epithets in his works, no one has attempted to examine their use in a number of his major works within the context of his theory of poetry and language. My study examines privative adjectives in "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty," "Mont Blanc," Queen Mab, Laon and Cythna, and The Mask of Anarchy. My approach combines an analysis of how Shelley's privatives articulate his political, religious, and moral concerns within individual works with an exploration of how his employment of privative adjectives reflects his larger theoretical views on the integral relationship between poetry and language. Shelley's use of privatives is essential to his formulation of his larger revolutionary and poetic vision and his conceptualization of how the language of his poetry initiates, accompanies, and perpetuates the liberating progress of his revolutionary ideals in the human mind. en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3552
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Percy Bysshe Shelley en_US
dc.subject Poetic Language en_US
dc.subject Privatives en_US
dc.subject Reform en_US
dc.subject Romanticism en_US
dc.subject Theory of Poetry en_US
dc.subject.umi British and Irish literature en_US
dc.subject.umi Language en_US
dc.subject.umi Literature en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title A Liberating 'Vacancy': Privative Adjectives in the Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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