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The Great Debate in Love in Excess

Eliza Haywood uses numerous literary devices in Love in Excess, one of which is a Socratic-type dialog or debate consisting of questions and answers between two “adversaries.” The debate is a dynamic device which flows between levels and layers of meaning while evolving through a number of issues germane to the work, such as the value and validity of amatory tales as well as the value and validity of true passionate love. Continue reading



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