In this paper dedicated to Toni Cerutti's studies on the structure Ruskin's oeuvre, I provide a rhetorical analysis of two passages on wild flower imagery in voll. 1 and 5 of Modern Painters. These passages deal with two still uninventoried items of Ruskin's botanical imagery - the belt gentian and the soldanella alpina - which prove to be figures of Ruskin's aesthetic that evolve throughout his 16-year work. The reading describes the mode in which the same matter is refunctionalized in different argumentative frames in Ruskin's text.

A Belt of Star Gentians: Ruskin's Wild Flower Imagery in Modern Painters

SDEGNO, Emma
2012

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In this paper dedicated to Toni Cerutti's studies on the structure Ruskin's oeuvre, I provide a rhetorical analysis of two passages on wild flower imagery in voll. 1 and 5 of Modern Painters. These passages deal with two still uninventoried items of Ruskin's botanical imagery - the belt gentian and the soldanella alpina - which prove to be figures of Ruskin's aesthetic that evolve throughout his 16-year work. The reading describes the mode in which the same matter is refunctionalized in different argumentative frames in Ruskin's text.
Essays in Victorian Literature and Culture in Honour of Toni Cerutti
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