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J. G. Williamson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236191

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314445

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Mimesis, Gesture, and Parody in Musical Word-setting

Mimesis, Gesture, and Parody in Musical Word-setting

(p.10) 1 Mimesis, Gesture, and Parody in Musical Word-setting
Words and Music

Derek B. Scott

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines three ways in which words can be treated musically: mimesis, gesture and parody. It first considers a distinction between the way words are combined with music and the way words are treated musically. It then looks at masks used in poetic and dramatic works that offer a loosely defined subject position, avoiding a ‘knowing’ form of audience address. The chapter also discusses how parodies of different styles can convey a sense of irony, Mikhail Bakhtin's view of parody and irony as examples of ‘double-voiced’ discourse, the concept of ‘markedness’, poor lyrics, and problems created by stress.

Keywords:   Mikhail Bakhtin, parody, irony, mimesis, gesture, words, music, lyrics, stress, markedness

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