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William Wordsworth: Poetry and Repose

Peter Mcdonald

in Sound Intentions: The Workings of Rhyme in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661190
eISBN:
9780191749049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661190.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter looks at Wordsworth's repetitions. It considers ‘The Thorn’ and examines Wordsworth on metre, and the metrical patterns in ‘Ode to Duty’. Next the chapter looks at Coleridge on the ... More


The Origins of Blank Verse

W. A. Sessions

in Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What is remarkable about the Earl of Surrey's blank verse is that it has no clear origin except within one personality and one life-story. Whatever conceptions and techniques Surrey developed from ... More


Angel Bodies to Whig Souls: Blank Verse after Blenheim

Dustin D. Stewart

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter surveys revisionist appropriations of Paradise Lost developed by Whig poets and theorists in the wake of the Battle of Blenheim (1704). Resisting the scholarly tendency to draw a great ... More


Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

W. A. Sessions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book provides a comprehensive biography of Henry Howard, Poet Earl of Surrey. It combines historical scholarship with close readings of poetic texts and Tudor paintings to explore Surrey's ... More


Milton in Portuguese: A Story in Blank Verse

Hélio J. S. Alves

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

This chapter surveys all printed Portuguese translations of Paradise Lost. The translational journey begins in the late eighteenth century, at a time when epic poetry was still the literary genre ... More


Wordsworth's Empirical Imagination

David Rosen

in Power, Plain English, and the Rise of Modern Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100716
eISBN:
9780300129489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100716.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines a passage from “The Empirical Imagination” which marks a watershed in Wordsworth's career. This is the first time that Wordsworth turns to blank verse—his previous works mostly ... More


Milton’s Essay of Dramatic Poesy: Samson Agonistes

Ann Baynes Coiro

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Samson Agonistes engages with two heated Long Restoration debates: the use of rhymed verse in tragedy and the status of the tragic chorus. Each might seem pedantic now or merely technical, but they ... More


The Aeneid Translations of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: The Exiled Reader’s Presence

James Simpson

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0028
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A fundamental difference between the late medieval and the sixteenth-century humanist, philological translations of Virgil’s Aeneid consists of how the translator figures, or does not figure, as ... More


Paradise Lost in Dutch, 1728–2003: Form, Politics, Religion

Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

This chapter offers a history of Dutch translations of Paradise Lost, from the early eighteenth to the early twenty-first century. The focus is on the question of how Dutch translators have grappled ... More


Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, and the War with France in 1793

Harriet Guest

in Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

The first chapter discusses Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson, poets and novelists whose work in the 1790s can be understood to be shaped by the competing demands of literary and commercial ambition, ... More


Dramatic

Adam Roberts

in Landor's Cleanness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198723271
eISBN:
9780191789779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723271.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter covers Landor’s career as a writer of theatrical drama, looking in detail at two of his plays: Andrea of Hungary (1839) and Count ... More


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