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Thomas Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses some of the later psychological dimensions inherent within adolescents' and adults' internalization of a poem. It sets Thomas Gray's “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” ... More


R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

R. O. A. M. Lyne

S. J. Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book collects the papers of Oliver Lyne, and was conceived by a group of his former pupils and colleagues as a memorial to Oliver. To make it the more accessible, effective, and compact, it was ... More


Propertius 3. 10 1 (1973)

R.O.A.M. Lyne

in R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper gives a close reading of this poem of Propertius, with detailed analysis of the text and its language, concentrating on the psychology of the lover.


[Tibullus] Book 3 and Sulpicia 1 (2004–5)

R.O.A.M. Lyne

in R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper provides a running commentary on the poems normally attributed to Sulpicia in [Tibullus] III, focusing on book-structure and gender as well as elegiac conventions.


On Denoting

David Bostock

in Russell's Logical Atomism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651443
eISBN:
9780191741197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651443.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter outlines Russell’s early theory of denoting in 1903, and the reasons why it should be abandoned. The new theory of 1905 contains objections to the rival views of definite descriptions due ... More


Cú Chulainn in Late Medieval Wales

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses a legendary Irish musical council at Glendalough and then a reference to Cú Chulainn in a sixteenth‐century Welsh tune‐name. Allusions to this hero by the poets Lewys Glyn ... More


‘Shortliv'd as foliage is the race of man’: The Last of the Race and the Natural World

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The development of the last of the race figure in rural literature is said to have been brought about by the new consciousness of change and loss. In poems such as William Shenstone's ‘The ... More


A World at War 1913–1919

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke stayed in Munich during the First World War. At one moment he thought of joining Rolland's Red Cross work in Geneva, for the chance of serving the universal rather than the merely patriotic ... More


Defining Shakespeare

MACD. P. JACKSON

in Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

For various reasons, attempts to establish ‘who wrote what’ have lost their former allure. The Cambridge editors of A Funeral Elegy, Titus Andronicus, 1 Henry VI, and Timon of Athens regard ... More


The Thrill Is Gone

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a new wave of films depicting professors, who are depressed or downtrodden. It argues that the films show a shift in academic labor, from the upswing of the postwar years to the ... More


The Snapshot Elegy

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Using Peter Sack’s theories about the English Elegy, the chapter deals with the role that photographs play in the modern elegiac tradition and the work of mourning. It discusses three 20th-century ... More


Afterword – Afterlives

in Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312113
eISBN:
9781846315145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312113.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the contribution of Bryan Cornwall in the posthumous redemption of John Keats as a poet. It discusses his sentimental poetic tribute An Elegy on the Death of the poet Keats ... More


7.

Molly Hoff

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780979606670
eISBN:
9781786945129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780979606670.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a synopsis and discussion of the events that take place in the seventh section of Mrs. Dalloway. Hoff explores the many layers within the section, paying close attention to the ... More


War Poetry and Soldiers’ Songs

Corey Gibson

in The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696574
eISBN:
9781474412520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696574.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter addresses Henderson’s efforts to connect with the lived experiences of the soldiers of World War Two in his early works, Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica (1948) and Ballads of World War ... More


Poetry & Responsibility

Neil Corcoran

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380352
eISBN:
9781781387245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380352.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book considers the kinds of responsibility which some exemplary modern lyric poetry takes on, or to which it makes itself subject - social, cultural, political, aesthetic and personal. It ... More


‘Your memorials shall survive the grave’: elegy and remembrance

Alison Morgan

in Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784993122
eISBN:
9781526138668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The sixteen ballads and songs within this section fall into two camps: elegy and remembrance. Whilst a central feature of elegiac poetry is the way in which it remembers or memorialises the dead, the ... More


Everyone and I: Frank O’Hara, Billie Holiday and Modern Elegy

Neil Corcoran

in Poetry & Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380352
eISBN:
9781781387245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380352.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that in some central poems O'Hara creates a new form of modern elegy. His work absorbs various influences – American abstract painting, jazz music, Black American culture – and ... More


e for Entrails

Ulrich Baer

in The Rilke Alphabet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter interprets Rilke’s Requiem for his friend, the painter Paula Moderson-Becker, in light of some uncommon words that refer to bodily function and suggest that the experience of mourning ... More


n for Nature

Ulrich Baer

in The Rilke Alphabet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Duino Elegies are Rilke’s most famous cycle of poems focused on the love and death; they are about mankind’s search for meaning in a secular world but deeply grounded in physical reality and ... More


q for Quatsch

Ulrich Baer

in The Rilke Alphabet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In an elegy for a close friend, the painter Paula Moderson-Becker, Rilke describes grief as physical pain.


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