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Alliteration and Assonance

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

What can we say about the sounds of Dante's Divine Comedy on the basis of an entirely, or almost entirely, automatic translation of the electronic text into a phonological representation: that is, ... More


Accent

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In what way is it possible to represent the accentual rhythm of Dante's Divine Comedy, or any other Italian poem, systematically? Traditionally, the Italian hendecasyllable has been said to fall into ... More


Rhyme

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The near-phonological nature of Italian spelling, together with the relative simplicity of the rules for rhyme in traditional Italian metrics, mean that rhyme in Italian is susceptible of almost the ... More


Counting Syllables

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The principles of syllable scansion in Dante's Divine Comedy have been most authoritatively treated in the Enciclopedia dantesca entries by Gian Luigi Beccaria on dialefe and dieresi. More recently, ... More


Formalism, Structuralism, and Semiotics in the Criticism of the Comedy

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the ways in which sounds in Dante's Divine Comedy work. The purpose is to put into their theoretical and literary-critical context the key contributions to the debate of Gian ... More


Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

David Robey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The importance of sound in poetry is indisputable, yet it is not at all an easy subject to discuss, and is rarely treated systematically by literary scholars. This book uses a variety of ... More


Introduction

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The project that has led to this book uses computer analysis to construct a description of the sounds of Dante's Divine Comedy. While the importance of sound in poetry is indisputable, it is not at ... More


Occasional Theology

Alexander Murray

in Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

Theology is an exact science. Its methods and aims may differ from those of the empirical sciences. But it remains exact in the sense of calling for painstaking accuracy in the formation of its main ... More


Dante, Rome (Athens), Jerusalem, and Amor

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter takes a look at Dante and the Divine Comedy, a work that is regarded as one of the greatest poems of all time—right next to the works of Homer and Shakespeare. Looking at Dante's epic in ... More


Fiction and Catholic Themes

Paul J. Contino

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Narrative embodiments are required by a Catholic imagination rooted in the Incarnation, the story of God who became flesh and dwelt among us, who redeemed us within the contours of a particular time ... More


Politics and Performance: Gustavo Modena’s dantate *

Michael Caesar and Nick Havely

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter attempts to reconstruct, as far as possible, the dantate performed in London and in Italy by the celebrated actor and patriot, Gustavo Modena. These were a distinctive form of ... More


The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Ralph Pite

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The sudden and spectacular growth in Dante's popularity in England at the end of the 18th century was immensely influential for English writers of the period. But the impact of Dante on English ... More


Sin

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Symptoms of exhaustion theorized in the context of acedia and sloth, ranging from late antiquity to the Middle Ages. Theologians of that period, such as Thomas Aquinas, believed that the symptoms of ... More


Dante and Governance

John Woodhouse (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This book brings to the most grandiose of Dante's messages in the Divine Comedy critical viewpoints whose originality would, at any time, constitute an important addition to Dante scholarship. ... More


In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition

John Freccero

Danielle Callegari and Melissa Swain (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264278
eISBN:
9780823266760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264278.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Waking to find himself shipwrecked on an strange shore before a dark wood, the pilgrim of the Divine Comedy realizes he must set his sights higher and guide his ship to a radically different port. ... More


Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Teodolinda Barolini

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227037
eISBN:
9780823241019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book explores the sources of Italian literary culture in the figures of its lyric poets and its three crowns: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. The author views the origins of Italian literary ... More


Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Guy P. Raffa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

One of the greatest works of world literature, Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, ... More


Down Where on a Visit?: Isherwood’s Mythology of Self

Rebecca Gordon Stewart

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Christopher Isherwood manipulates his creation of a “mythology of self” in the 1962 novel Down There on a Visit. In the 1950s, as Isherwood continued to struggle with ... More


Dante on the Evil of Treachery: Narrative and Philosophy

Eleonore Stump

in Evil: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199915453
eISBN:
9780190248383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199915453.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Dante is a superb Thomist; and, in his Divine Comedy, he puts flesh on Aquinas’s sophisticated philosophical and theological views by means of an allegory with novelistic elements. In the Inferno, ... More


Introduction: Dante’s Vulgar Eloquence

Peter Elbow

in Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199782505
eISBN:
9780190252861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section examines how a local spoken language that was derided for writing—the “vulgar” vernacular employed by Dante in The Divine Comedy—could be used for writing of the highest seriousness and ... More


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