Pigeons by Richard Kell
i need to some of the language features Richard Kell used in his poem, specifically in lines 11-13, also i just want to know what is the purpose of the dash in line 19?
Re: Pigeons by Richard Kell
I'll confine myself to the dash. Its original use in English, in the old "periodic" style of the eighteenth century, was to mark subdivisions within a single paragraph. For paragraphs back then tended to be long.
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Today, it is used either as a kind of colon, to introduce examples of something just mentioned; or, in a more careful usage I have heard attributed to the poet Byron, to mark a logical opposition, to introduce an unexpected thought or an irony. Knell's dash seems (to me) quite Byronic.
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