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Gnomes in Elegy

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/9780198119821.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the gnomic voice in Old Norse and Old English elegy. In some elegiac verse in Old Norse, a gnomic element plays a significant part because of its double task of lament and ... More


The Form and Structure of The Seafarer

Peter Orton (ed.)

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the structure and form of the Old English poem The Seafarer. It suggests that while most of the individual sentences in the poem are easy enough to understand, their ... More


From Elizabeth to Victoria

D. W. Yalden and U. Albarella

in The History of British Birds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217519
eISBN:
9780191712296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217519.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ornithology

In the post-mediaeval period, the history of birds in the British Isles switches from depending largely on the archaeological record to an increasingly well documented literary one. The naming of the ... More


The Editing of Old English Poetic Texts: Questions of Style

Roy F. Leslie

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the importance of an understanding of poetic style in determining which readings of a manuscript text of an Old English poem are original and which are errors. It suggests that ... More


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