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A study on the French rhetoric and the diverse themes on stylistic doctrinesin 17th century

LEE Jong-Oh 1

1한국외국어대학교

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ABSTRACT

In this study we observed the diverse themes on stylistic doctrines which are presented to the theorists of 17th century in French rhetorics. We watched the important arguments of the stylistic problems which are explained on the one hand by the influence of the ancient theories, and on the other hand by the precepts of Cicero, by “genera dicendi” of Quintilianus, etc Especially we revalued, from the composition to grammars, the stylistic function and stylistic role of the 17th century which refered with the forms of the style and the various stylistic devices of the theorists. To establish a stylistics of the 17th century, influenced with the principles and experiments which go back to Antiquity, we described, from the points of view of the rhetoricians, the rhetoric origin, and the role of school rhetorics, the style in rhetoric, the movements against rhetoric, the elements of the style, the ornaments and the passion of the figure, the metaphor and the figured language, etc Closing this study, our remark to note is that the theorists of the 17th century creates the true stylistic doctrines, its goal is to arrive to a detailed knowledge of the expressive processes, with the concrete concepts about the elocution and with the rules of the style. This is the reason for which we will find the identity of the traditional stylistic field.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.