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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


Anglo-Saxon Anxieties: Auden and ‘the Barbaric Poetry of the North’

CHRIS JONES

in Strange Likeness: The Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278329
eISBN:
9780191707889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278329.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents an account of Auden's experiences of Old English at Oxford, then demonstrates that his early style owes many of its distinctive features to Old English poetry, and that ... More


Sundor œt Rune: The Voluntary Exile of The Wanderer1

Robert E. Bjork

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/9780300091397.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter analyzes the Old English poem The Wanderer. It suggests that the images of exile in that poem are themselves part of a participation in a culture and that even the lament for a lost ... More


From Plaint to Praise: Language as Cure in “The Wanderer”

Margrét Gunnarsdôttir Champion

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/9780300091397.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter analyzes the Old English poem The Wanderer. It considers the poem as a kind of spiritual autobiography written at the intersection of language, culture, and the self. It also suggest ... More


‘Unconscious of her own double appearance’: Fanny Burney’s Brighton

Leya Landau

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Better known for her literary representations of Georgian London, Fanny Burney’s final, post-revolutionary novel, The Wanderer (1814), extends a more complex and radical geography than her earlier ... More


Lyrics and Their Frames

Ellen Spolsky

in The Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190232146
eISBN:
9780190232177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232146.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, World Literature

By recruiting our ability to toggle between concrete details (tokens, sense data) and generalizations (types, abstractions), lyrics allow our minds to make the most of our own experiences and 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


Part 1—from Poems: (based on the 1914 Dent edition)

Wayne K. Chapman (ed.)

in Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082686
eISBN:
9781781382318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082686.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This section features selections from Edward Dowden's Poems (based on the 1914 Dent edition), including The Wanderer, The Fountain (An Introduction to the Sonnets), In the Galleries, On the Heights, ... More


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