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La répétition figurale. Une signifiance incarnée

Abstract : The Embodied Significance of Repetition We assume that there are two modes of signifying in language, the significance based on the signifier and the significance based on the signified. We define the former as repetition of non-substitutable signifiers. When associated with rhythm, repetition is at the heart of poetry. We call it figural repetition. Figural repetition retrieves the original concept of figure to “form” or Gestalt. It is the mode of embodied significance. It articulates the production of meaning with the Gestalt laws of perception to create powerful semantic and pragmatic effects. Signifier and signified are no longer linked by an arbitrary relationship, but work together. Examples are presented from baroque to twentieth century poetry.
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Emmanuelle Prak-Derrington. La répétition figurale. Une signifiance incarnée. Véronique Magri; Philippe Wahl. Répétition et signifiance. L'invention poétique, Lambert-Lucas, pp.29-47, 2020, Études linguistiques et textuelles, 978-2-35935-283-2. ⟨halshs-02509304⟩

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