Chapter 14. Turns of Speech and Figures of Mind

  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer
  1. Margaret Anne Doody

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch14

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Doody, M. A. (2009) Turns of Speech and Figures of Mind, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch14

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature, University of Notre Dame, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149099

Online ISBN: 9781444305968



  • literary genres and genealogies;
  • turns of speech and figures of mind;
  • Northanger Abbey - Missing Similes;
  • Sense and Sensibility - Broken Synecdoche;
  • abstraction and physical contacts - Pride and Prejudice;
  • The Hyperbolists - Mansfield Park;
  • riddles and refreshment - the Art of Emma;
  • The Mirror and the Nut - Persuasion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Northanger Abbey: Missing Similes

  • Sense and Sensibility: Broken Synecdoche

  • Abstraction and physical contacts: Pride and Prejudice

  • The Hyperbolists: Mansfield Park

  • Riddles and Refreshment: the Art of Emma

  • The Mirror and the Nut: Persuasion

  • Further Reading