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Pragmatique du discours injurieux dans les "Satyres" de Sonnet de Courval

Abstract : Outrageous language, violent imagery, monstrous comparisons, indeed invective are the privileged weapons of insult and the vulgar comic techniques to be found in profusion in satire. But Sonnet de Courval seeks neither to make us laugh nor to insult us but in fact to reveal the hidden facets - albeit outrageous and monstrous - of his targeted subjects and to denounce the moral waywardness of his century. This study, based in particular on the satirical clichés, endeavours to show how Sonnet claims to use an acceptable register and looks to his reader / interpreter to ratify it, with the result that the insult is but a statement of truth, of which the underlying force is linked to the terrible nature of the concealed offence.
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Laure Himy-Pieri. Pragmatique du discours injurieux dans les "Satyres" de Sonnet de Courval. Colloque : Les poètes satyriques normands du XVIIe, Jean-François castille; Marie-Gabrielle Lallemand, Nov 2011, Caen, France. pp.91-104. ⟨hal-01954085⟩



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