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The Institution 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/9780691152738.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a discussion of metrical mastery, outlining the way that Robert Bridges's intervention in his best-selling treatise Milton's Prosody expanded and popularized the theories ... More


Epilogue

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/9780199262175.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This epilogue discusses the discontinuation of the focus of English Romantic poetry on the topics of apocalypse and millennium. Attempts to explore the succession of apocalypse and millennium were ... More


Celts, Goths, and the Nature of the Literary Source

Nick Groom

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines James Macpherson’s sensational Ossian (1760–5) and its relevance to Percy’s Reliques (1765), arguing that Thomas Percy’s work, which began as a straightforward response to the ... More


Old English Wisdom Poetry: Its Range and Themes

Carolyne Larrington

in A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the range and theme of Old English wisdom poetry. It analyses Old English poems which are primarily concerned with imparting wisdom and use the gnome as a structural unit. These ... More


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

Thomas F. Bonnell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532209
eISBN:
9780191700996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

A publishing phenomenon began in Glasgow in 1765. Uniform pocket editions of the English Poets printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis formed the first link in a chain of literary products that has grown ... More


John Sharpe and Alexander Chalmers: A Body of Standard English Poetry

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/9780199532209.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In 1805, as Cooke brought his project to an end, John Sharpe started a series called The Works of the British Poets, extending to nearly 50 years an unbroken chain of continuity: from 1765 to 1812, ... More


Robert Anderson's Comprehensive View of English Poetry

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/9780199532209.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Robert Anderson's comprehensive view of English poetry. Anderson was the first non-bookseller to wield much editorial authority over a multi-volume poetry collection. His ... More


Donne's Domestic Muse: Engendering Poetry in the Early Verse Letters

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/9780198184553.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Donne's representations of his relationship with his Muse in his poetry and early verse letters. Almost half of the twenty-two references to a Muse occurred in the verse ... More


1761: The Making of the Reliques

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the early history and the preparations made by Thomas Percy for his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. It suggests Percy's putative anthology was influenced by two original ... More


Gnomic Poetry and the Natural World: Nature as an Aesthetic

Carolyne Larrington

in A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the origin of Old English gnomic poetry. It mentions the result of an anthropological investigation into gnomic verse which suggested that the origin of wisdom poetry lies in ... More


The Genesis of the Reliques

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the origins of Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. It suggests that serious work on Percy's collection started after his September 1760 meeting with poet William ... More


Louise Ho and the Local Turn: The Place of English Poetry in Hong Kong

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028412
eISBN:
9789882206960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter is about the intersection between history and the local in the English poetry of Louise Ho. The “Home to Hong Kong” poem is not a poem of intellectual complexity or emotional intensity. ... More


. Spain in Translation and Revision: Spender, Altolaguirre, and Lorca in British Literary Culture

Gayle Rogers

in Modernism and the New Spain: Britain, Cosmopolitan Europe, and Literary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199914975
eISBN:
9780199980192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914975.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the efforts of Stephen Spender, Manuel Altolaguirre, and several of their associates to create a European anti-fascist poetic community for which the bonds between the Auden ... More


The ‘performing Word’: Southwell's sacralised poetic

Anne Sweeney

in Robert Southwell: Snow in Arcadia: Redrawing the English Lyric Landscape, 1586-95

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074189
eISBN:
9781781701195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074189.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Southwell's final works, and his contributions to England and English poetry. Some of these were the visions of the Counter-Reformation and the sacralisation of individual ... More


Introduction

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. This three-volume collection of ballads, songs, sonnets, and romances ... More


The Ballad and Literary Antiquarianism

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the ballads contained in Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, which was published in 1765. Though Percy's collection includes sonnets, songs, and lyrics, its ... More


Printing the Reliques

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the historical background of the printing of Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. The printing of the Reliques took James Dodsley two and a half years to finish. ... More


/ Patterned Harmony: Buddhism, Sound, and Ernest Fenollosa's Poetics of Correlative Cosmology

Jonathan Stalling

in Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823231447
eISBN:
9780823241835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231447.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks into distinct set of cultural engagements within Fenollosa's transpacific imaginary, which surface in the lost half of Fenollosa's “The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for ... More


Mimesis and Xing

Cecile Chu-chin Sun

in The Poetics of Repetition in English and Chinese Lyric Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226780207
eISBN:
9780226780221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226780221.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the covert repetition by probing the underlying concepts operative in the tenor-vehicle relationship and the “feeling-scene” relationship in terms of mimesis and xing. Xing is a ... More


Hezekiah and the hand of heaven

Philip West

in Henry Vaughan's Silex Scintillans: Scripture Uses

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187561
eISBN:
9780191718960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187561.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The preface to Silex Scintillans (1655) is one of the most important pieces of 17th-century literary criticism about writing that Henry Vaughan, following George Herbert's usage, had come to call ... More


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