Beyond the Resonance Metaphor: Re-Sounding Images, Experiences, and Poetic Reverberations

Forbes, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2528-9763 and Cantrell, Kate ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5689-614X (2022) Beyond the Resonance Metaphor: Re-Sounding Images, Experiences, and Poetic Reverberations. NiTRO: Non Traditional Research Outcomes, 41. pp. 1-4.


Abstract

In the creative and performing arts, resonance is everywhere, both literally and metaphorically. In music, a plucked string on a viola vibrates at the natural frequency of the instrument’s hollow body. In singing, the vocal folds open and close to chop up the pressurised airflow from the lungs, creating soundwaves that are resounded by the vocal tract. Metaphorically, in moments of connection, performers feel a resonance with their audience – an actor may feel 'heard' by their fans; a musician might be 'amplified' by a crowd’s roaring applause. Off stage, and on page, writers too strive to achieve emotional resonance – that magical connection between characters and readers. As readers, we might encounter a poet whose skilful use of figurative language ('Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?') resonates with our felt experience of longing and lust.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 04:16
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 04:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attunement; cognitive embodiment; creative writing; metaphor; resonance
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360301 Music cognition
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360304 Music performance
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360201 Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130103 The creative arts
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130102 Music
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280122 Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48215

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