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The History of Meter

Meredith Martin

in The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152738
eISBN:
9781400842193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152738.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter sets out the book's historical and methodological framework. Despite the modernist characterization of Victorian tradition as unified and steadfast, the various approaches to Victorian ... More


Auden Unparadized: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

SEAMUS PERRY

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about English poet W.H. Auden delivered by the author at the 2008 Chatterton Lecture on Poetry held at the British Academy. It discusses criticism on ... More


Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This study is about one of the most popular of English poets, Wilfred Owen and the language of his life. The book explores the meaning in Owen's life of the family, the Church, the army, and English ... More


William Creech and John Boyle: The Classics Spread Across Scotland

Thomas F. Bonnell

in The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532209
eISBN:
9780191700996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532209.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter looks at the careers of William Creech and John Boyle, and examines how the English Classics spread across Scotland. For 40 years, Creech was the chief publisher in Edinburgh. Creech ... More


Radical Differences: Milton, Shakespeare, Wordsworth

Seamus Perry

in Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183976
eISBN:
9780191674150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183976.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's criticism on William Shakespeare and John Milton in his book Biographia. His Biographia focused on William Wordsworth, but ... More


Wordsworth and the Druids: Warton Lecture on English Poetry

MATTHEW CAMPBELL

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about English poet William Wordsworth and the druids delivered by the author at the 2008 Warton Lecture on English Poetry held at the British Academy. It ... More


Sidney, Spenser, and Political Petrarchism

Syrithe Pugh

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines traces of Petrarchism in English poets Edmund Spenser and Sir Philip Sydney. It argues that the engagements of both poets with Petrarchism are more serious, and indeed more ... More


John Keats and the Culture of Dissent

Nicholas Roe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186298
eISBN:
9780191674495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186298.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book sets out to recover the lively and unsettling voices of Keats's poetry, and seeks to trace the complex ways in which his poems responded to and addressed their contemporary world. It offers ... More


Introduction: Spenser, Colonialism, and National Identity

Andrew Hadfield

in Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruit and Salvage Soyl

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183457
eISBN:
9780191674044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183457.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter sets out the main arguments of this book. Among these is that Spenser's status as an English poet in Ireland is not only crucial to an understanding of his work, but also stands as a ... More


Coleridge's Visions

Seamus Perry

in Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183976
eISBN:
9780191674150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183976.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's visionary division. It suggests that Coleridge's equivocation between unity and diversity can be best understood as ambivalence ... More


“Ode on Melancholy” and ”What the Thrush Said”: Keats

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses two poems by John Keats — “Ode of Melancholy” and “What the Thrush Said.” Keats knew much suffering and died while still a young man. Consumptive and weak, he experienced many ... More


Beginnings: Oxford and Cambridge Poetry in the Early 1950s

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381632
eISBN:
9781781384893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the student poets of Oxford and Cambridge in the 1950s who rose to prominence in the early 1960s. The works of these student poets, among them A. Alvarez, Alan Brownjohn, ... More


Langland and Chaucer

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter turns to another pair struggling with the Problem of Paganism: William Langland and Geoffrey Chaucer. For Langland, the Problem is an issue addressed directly, with the focus on the ... More


5 The Holy Stone where Dante Sat: Memory and Oblivion

Graham Smith

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/9780199584628.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins by focusing on the practice — adumbrated by Cicero — of venerating sites associated with great figures of the past, and considers the rituals practised at such sites. William ... More


Atoning Plurality: The Mind and the World

Seamus Perry

in Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183976
eISBN:
9780191674150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183976.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the atonement of plurality in the context of English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's concept of unity. It suggests that the issues of unity and plurality may have ... More


The Ethics of Imagining

Seamus Perry

in Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183976
eISBN:
9780191674150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183976.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's thoughts about the division of selfhood and the ethics of imagining. It suggests that self-absorption and worldly-mindedness of ... More


Blake

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the interpretation and explanation of the topics of apocalypse and millennium in the works of English Romantic poet William Blake. In his The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Blake ... More


Introduction

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the articulation of the feminine in the prose and poetry of English poet John Donne. This book analyses a number of ... More


The Vision of Keith Douglas

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Keith Douglas. Like the Great War poets before him, Douglas — an Alamein veteran — derived an authority from his experiences which led him to dismiss the work ... More


Coleridge and Division

Seamus Perry

in Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183976
eISBN:
9780191674150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183976.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the concept of division and unity in the works of English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It contends that Coleridge's thought is best understood not as the solution to a ... More


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