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The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Robin Sowerby

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Where previous studies of ‘Augustanism’ have concentrated largely upon political concerns, this book explores the translation of the Roman Augustan aesthetic into a vernacular equivalent by English ... More


Hölderlin’s Elegies

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

For a better understanding of Friedrich Hölderlin's elegies it will be enough to mention two or three elements in the development of the genre in German. One is the naturalization of the couplet ... More


The Dactylic Hexameter and its Detractors 1

Llewelyn Morgan

in Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the benchmark metre in ancient poetry, the heroic hexameter. Three poetic forms embodying a contradiction of the epic ethos embodied by the hexameter are considered: ... More


The Augustan Ideal: Rhyme and Refinement

Robin Sowerby

in The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that the refinement of English poetry which Dr. Johnson attributes to Dryden, and which Dryden achieved by emulating ideals best represented in Virgil, is the result of a long ... More


Printing Confucius in Paris

Nicholas Dew

in Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199234844
eISBN:
9780191715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234844.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reveals Melchisédech Thévenot's role in the production of the first substantial translation of the Confucian classics to appear in Europe, the Confucius Sinarum Philosophus (1687). The ... More


Dramatic Prosody

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter sketches each of the main techniques of part-driven dramatic prosody: starting with prose/verse, and proceeding through couplets, broken lines, and short lines. First, it introduces each ... More


‘The Reason of this Preference’: Sleeping, Flowing and Freezing in Pope’s Dunciad: 2010 Warton Lecture On English Poetry

Valerie Rumbold

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Alexander Pope's literary satire Dunciad given at the British Academy's 2010 Warton Lecture on English Poetry. This text discusses the difficulty of ... More


JULIAN GRANT (b. 1960)Despondent Nonsenses (1979): Texts by Mervyn Peake

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/9780199391028.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter concerns Despondent Nonsenses by Julian Grant. This, his Op. 1, is the first item in a handsomely produced volume of collected songs. Its freshness and effervescent wit should ensure it ... More


Rhyme in English and French: The Problem of the Dramatic Couplet

Derek Attridge

in Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681242
eISBN:
9780191761553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681242.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

The chapter begins with an account of the brief history of English tragic drama using rhymed pentameter couplets, which flourished for about twenty-five years in the seventeenth century. It asks why ... More


An Examination of the Aria Song “Shilin Jita”

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040566
eISBN:
9780252099007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040566.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

Cantonese opera aria was a primary form of musical utterance in Chinatowns in the 1920s. They were heard not only at theaters but also as aria song on phonograph records at laundries, canneries, or ... More


First and Last Things

John Godwin

in Reading Catullus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675631
eISBN:
9781781380703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675631.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the arrangement of the poems in the Book of Catullus, and analyses the importance of the first and last poems in the anthology. It shows that Catullus ordered his 116 poems into ... More


Couplets, commonplaces and the creation of history in The Famous Tragedie of King Charles I (1649) and Cromwell’s Conspiracy (1660)

Marissa Nicosia

in From Republic to Restoration: Legacies and Departures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780719089688
eISBN:
9781526135872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089688.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay tracks the shift from Republic to Restoration through two play pamphlets, The Famous Tragedie (1649) and Cromwell’s Conspiracy (1660). As short plays retelling current events, these play ... More


Form in The Tree House

Michael O’Neill

in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the use and workings of form in Kathleen Jamie’s The Tree House. It explores how she balances the claims of modernity and tradition, how she deploys an idiom that combines ... More


Poetry on the Page: Visual Signalling and the Mind’s Ear

J. Paul Hunter

in The Work of Form: Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702818
eISBN:
9780191795282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702818.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The essay explores several aspects of print textuality as they inform the reading (and reading aloud) of poetry, and show how poets including Anne Finch and Alexander Pope exploited these resources. ... More


Allusions and Distinctions: Pentameter Couplets in Ben Jonson’s Epigrams and Forest

Joshua Scodel

in The Work of Form: Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702818
eISBN:
9780191795282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702818.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This essay considers how Jonson deploys decasyllabic couplets to situate his verse in relation to his Roman models, contemporary English epigrammatists, and both ancient and Renaissance epic, satire, ... More


Modulating Couplets in Fanny Hensel’s Songs

Yonatan Malin

in The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter examines Fanny Hensel’s responses to the flow of syntax, thought, and feeling across poetic couplets. Poetic analysis identifies instances of syntactic independence and dependence ... More


Wordsworth’s Translation of Aeneid 1–3 and the Earlier Tradition of English Translations of Virgil

Philip Hardie

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/9780198810810.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

William Wordsworth’s translation of the first three books of the Aeneid are the focus of this chapter. As a major translation project by a major English poet, this work of Wordsworth can be compared ... More


The Art of Persuasion

Nancy Farriss

in Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190884109
eISBN:
9780190884130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884109.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Religion

Missionaries and their native co-authors incorporated traditional indigenous oratory into Christian sermons in order to persuade, as well as instruct, the Indian neophytes. An analysis of sermons and ... More


Structure and Movement

J. Blake Couey

in Reading the Poetry of First Isaiah: The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198743552
eISBN:
9780191803185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743552.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines poetic structure in First Isaiah, using Barbara Herrnstein Smith’s definition of structure as the means by which poems move from beginning to end. It builds on the work of ... More


“The Sound in Faith”: The Calvinist Couplet and the Poetics of Espousal

Wendy Raphael Roberts

in Awakening Verse: The Poetics of Early American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510278
eISBN:
9780197510308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510278.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

Chapter 1 provides the first literary treatment of the transatlantic bestseller, Ralph Erskine’s Gospel Sonnets. The chapter argues that the poem makes visible how poetry and homiletics enabled each ... More


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