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Henryson: The Preaching of The Swallow *

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198111870
eISBN:
9780191670657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses in detail The Preaching of the Swallow, which is one of the animal fables in the uncompleted collection by Robert Henryson. Some of the features of the fable that are discussed ... More


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


The Strategies of Style

Richard Lischer

in The Preacher King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Word that Moved America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111323
eISBN:
9780199853298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111323.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

King's mission was, as he stated in a 1963 sermon, “to make America a better nation.” Paradoxically, he continued his high and serious objective with a style whose main principle was the achievement ... More


Figures of Word Choice

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

While the tropes involve word substitutions hinging on meaning, other figures of speech from the rhetorical tradition cover devices of wordplay that can have surprising argumentative consequences. ... More


ELAINE HUGH-JONES (b. 1927)Two Night Songs (2000/2001): Texts by Gerard Manley Hopkins and Harold Monro

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter looks at Elaine Hugh-Jones’s Two Night Songs (2000/2001). These two particular settings (‘The Starlight Night’ and ‘The Nightingale Near the House’) suit the bright resonances of the ... More


L. A. Sussman (ed., tr., comm.), The Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus, Brill (Leiden, New York, and Cologne, 1994)

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0034
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This review of L. A. Sussman’s The Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus (1994) appeared in the following year. It compliments the author for his sterling service to the study of Roman declamation, not ... More


ANTHONY MILNER (1925–2002)Our Lady’s Hours (1959): Texts from the Sloane Manuscript, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Hilaire Belloc

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0060
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter showcases the sterling quality of Anthony Milner’s output through his beautifully balanced cycle, Our Lady's Hours. This cycle is set to texts which reflect his deep religious faith. His ... More


HOWARD SKEMPTON (b. 1947)The Maldive Shark (1990): Text by Herman Melville

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0081
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter showcases Howard Skempton’s miniature, The Maldive Shark. It is dedicated to his friend, the composer and singer Brian Dennis (1941–98). The captivating text ruminates on the ... More


Introduction

Leonard Neidorf

in The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705113
eISBN:
9781501708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705113.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter raises the main philological questions regarding the transmission of Beowulf. It introduces the prevailing scholarship on the poem’s philology, such as the duration of its transmission, ... More


“The Psalm of Brotherhood”: King at Detroit’s March for Jobs

W. Jason Miller

in Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060446
eISBN:
9780813050713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060446.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter offers a detailed reading of the dream King presented in Detroit on June 23, 1963, to demonstrate that King’s dream that day was literally presented in the form of a poem. This “Psalm of ... More


Piers Plowman and Social Likeness: How to Know God “Kyndely”

Eleanor Johnson

in Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572031
eISBN:
9780226572208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572208.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyzes how the rebarbative and difficult poem Piers Plowman stages participatory contemplation through poetic language. Focusing on the poetic forms of likeness that stud the ... More


Country Music Lyrics: Is There Poetry in Those Twangy Rhymes?

Jill Jones

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Songs are often considered “lowbrow” whereas poetry is given the more glittery label “highbrow.” Country music might be viewed as the lowbrow of the lowbrow. This chapter explores the similarities ... More


The Reconciliations of Poetry in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts; or, Why it’s “perfectly ridiculous to call it a novel”

Amy Kahrmann Huseby

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This paper focuses on Virginia Woolf’s developing attitude toward the relationship between poetry and prose. This essay attempts to demonstrate one of the ways that we can trace the development of an ... More


Arbitrary Minimal Units in Krazy Kat

Hannah Miodrag

in Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Krazy Kat is a comic strip that ran from 1913 to 1944 in the newspapers of William Randolph Hearst. Created by cartoonist George Herriman, it had a core plot that was repeated day after day: mouse ... More


Jamieson, Jargons, Jangles, and Jokes: Hugh MacDiarmid and Dictionaries

Michael H. Whitworth

in Poetry & the Dictionary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620566
eISBN:
9781789629989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620566.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve) used dictionaries in the composition of his ‘synthetic Scots’ and ‘synthetic English’ poetry in volumes such as Sangschaw (1925), Penny Wheep (1926), and ... More


Old English personal name formation

Fran Colman

in The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon England: The Linguistics and Culture of the Old English Onomasticon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701675
eISBN:
9780191771477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701675.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This addresses hypotheses about the principles of selection and combination of the elements of Germanic personal names, in forming names activated by nomination and placed in the lexicon. Discussion ... More


Excudent alii

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0038
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A detailed analysis of Aeneid 6.847–53. In one of the loftiest passages of the Aeneid, we have seen Virgil use poetic, verbal, lexical, grammatical, syntactical means of a simple, sober character ... More


Reflections on Two Verse Translations of the Eclogues in the Twentieth Century

Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, Liza Bolen, and Susanna Braund

in Virgil and his Translators

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810810
eISBN:
9780191847950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810810.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the second half of 1950s, Virgil’s Eclogues were translated in verse by the poet Paul Valéry and by the playwright and novelist Marcel Pagnol. They were both accompanied by comments, which are a ... More


Better Yet: Tennyson’s Poetic Revisionism in the Harvard Manuscripts

Herbert F. Tucker

in Poetry in the Making: Creativity and Composition in Victorian Poetic Drafts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198784562
eISBN:
9780191827037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784562.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

The archive reveals Tennyson’s creativity as profoundly invested in openness to change, honouring the right if not the duty to differ with oneself, and cherishing the prospect of ongoing improvement. ... More


Writing Well About Science: Techniques From Teachers of Science Writing

Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson, and Robin Marantz Henig (eds)

in A Field Guide for Science Writers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195174991
eISBN:
9780197562239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195174991.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

1. Read your work out loud. You will be able to hear rhythm and flow of language this way, and you really cannot hear it when reading silently. 2. Don't be shy. Ask other writers to read a draft ... More


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