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Frank Laurance Lucas


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Frank Laurence Lucas (1894–1967) was an English classical scholar, literary critic, poet, novelist, playwright, political polemicist, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and intelligence officer at Bletchley Park during World War II.

He is now best remembered for his scathing attacks on the poetry of T. S. Eliot during the 1920s, and for his book Style (1955), an acclaimed guide to ... more »

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  • ''The simile sets two ideas side by side; in the metaphor they become superimposed.''
    F.L. Lucas (1894-1967), critic, poet. Style, ch. 9, Macmillan (1955).
  • One of the most important things, to my mind, in English style is word-order. For us, the most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end. This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause th...
    F.L. Lucas (1894-1967), British critic, poet. Style, Collier (1962).
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