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Rhyme in Gace Brulé's Lyric

Formal and Semantic Interplay


Susan Becam

Bécam's study of rhyme repetition corroborates evidence that courtly love songs share common features, but also demonstrates that Gace Brulé re-creates and thus redefines these features throughout his corpus. This role of rhyme in Gace Brulé's lyrics establishes the far-reaching significance of a poetic device designed to shape the sound and meaning of verse. This study offers a fresh look at the lyrics of the renowned twelfth-century trouvère poet. Thanks to this book's constant interaction of statistical evidence with rhetorical analysis, new dimensions are added to the dialogue.