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Empson, Sir William Line breaks: Sir Wil|liam Emp¦son
Pronunciation: /ˈɛmps(ə)n/

Definition of Empson, Sir William in English:

( 1906–84), English poet and literary critic. His influential literary criticism includes Seven Types of Ambiguity (1930).

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