As if to say (1)



July 14, 2021



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Tyne Daile Sumner, « As if to say (1) », Literature and the Face: A Critical History, ID : 10670/1.y859lh


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One of the key aspects of our project is the study of the silent discourse of the face: the way literary texts characterise the face as communicating a message or a feeling to others. Our shorthand phrase for this is the "as if to say….” trope. Sometimes faces “speak” in complex sentences; at others their expressions are simpler. We will probably blog about this expression several times, so I have numbered this post as first in a series. Our blog’s epigraph features the “glance of brightnes...

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