Rhythmic Patterns in Maltese Literature
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The aim of this academic book is not primarily a history of the Maltese novel but to identify and describe rhythmic patterns in prose to enhance interpretation. Prose is expression that is normally not metrically versified but it has its own rhythms. It is characterised by the rhythmic varieties because of its correspondence with speech. Rhythmic variety in prose contributes to the impression of reality in fiction especially in the creation of a character’s mind style. It also helps to create atmosphere and mood. An author’s general organisation of rhythmic structures in a novel assists literary competence.