The Figuration of Time: Rhythm and Metaphor in Dramatic Language

Kwok Kui Wong*

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This study starts with the classical questions on the reality, extension and continuum of the flux of time, and then turns to the creative use of language as a possible solution. It will focus mainly on dramatic language as a spoken language, which has an essential relation with the flow of time. It will look at the different elements in dramatic language such as meter, rhythm, rhetorical devices, and metaphor, etc. to see how language may response to the relation of tension in the structure of time, i.e. how it may, on the one hand, flow with time while, on the other hand, create permanent unities in this flow such as meaning and concept.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhenomenology and the Arts
Subtitle of host publicationLogos and Aisthesis
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030308667
ISBN (Print)9783030308650, 9783030308681
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Publication series

NameContributions To Phenomenology
ISSN (Print)0923-9545
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1915

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Dramatic speech
  • Nietzsche
  • Pathos
  • Ricoeur
  • Schopenhauer
  • Time


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