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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


Ovid's Liberalia

John F. Miller

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers an explication of the feast in honour of Liber (F. 3. 713-90) in the light of a) the interplay of Greek myth and Roman cult; b) the mixing of presentational modes (didactic, ... More


‘Dialectic Ways’: T. S. Eliot and Counter‐Romanticism

Michael O'Neill

in The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American, and Irish Poetry since 1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299287
eISBN:
9780191715099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299287.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that T. S. Eliot's poetry is illuminated by studying him in terms of a ‘counter-Romanticism’, which he discerns in Baudelaire and enacts in a variety of ways in his poems; it also ... 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


“With Darkness Yet”: Chang‐rae Lee's Native Speaker, Blackness, and the Interethnic Imagination

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter grapples with the place of blackness in Lee's ambitious first novel—both the book's relationships to African American precursors and its handling of African American characters—so as to ... More


Law and Love in Ovid: Courting Justice in the Age of Augustus

Ioannis Ziogas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198845140
eISBN:
9780191880469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845140.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In classical scholarship, the presence of legal language in love poetry is commonly interpreted as absurd and incongruous. Ovid’s legalisms have been described as frivolous, humorous, and ornamental. ... More


RODNEY LISTER (b. 1951)Songs to Harvest (2006): Texts by Catullus, Hölderlin, and David Ferry

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/9780199390960.003.0044
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter focuses on American composer Rodney Lister’s Songs to Harvest (2006). As shown in this attractive cycle, Lister has a distinctive and fascinating way of writing for voice and piano. The ... More


Introduction

Arnold Krupat

in That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book examines Native American elegiac expression across time and space. Focusing on the contiguous United States and Alaska, it considers how the work of mourning for traditional Native ... More


Oral Performances (I)

Arnold Krupat

in That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines a variety of Native American oral performances, beginning with the Condolence Rites of the Iroquois. The Rites of Condolence, performed upon the death of one of the fifty chiefs ... More


Authors and Writers

Arnold Krupat

in That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines a variety of written expressions that may be read in the context of elegy and are attributed to Native American authors. It begins by considering Black Hawk's autobiography ... More


Elegy in the “Native American Renaissance” and After

Arnold Krupat

in That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines elegy in the “Native American Renaissance” and after, starting with the elegiac autobiographical text The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969) by N. Scott Momaday and “Prologue” from ... More


Archaic to Classical Greece: Festivals and Rhapsodes

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Some of the so-called Homeric Hymns, dating from the seventh century bc, provide evidence of poetic performance at festivals in Greece. Alongside the sung hexameter epics, two other verse traditions ... More


Framing Memory: Brodsky and Photographic Time

Molly Thomasy Blasing

in Snapshots of the Soul: Photo-Poetic Encounters in Modern Russian Culture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501753695
eISBN:
9781501753718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753695.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a comprehensive inquiry into photography's place in Joseph Brodsky's oeuvre and connects the poet's thinking about photography with his process of poetic creation. Through a close ... More


Elegies

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Oliver Stone’s Platoon (1986) introduced a new sort of movie music resounding across Hollywood war films for the last thirty years: the elegiac register. Composer Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, ... More


Choral Elegy: The Tyranny of the Handbook

Cecilia Nobili

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper aims to detect some exceptions to the commonly accepted idea that elegy was an exclusively monodic genre. Pausanias (4.16.6) states that a chorus of Messenian women celebrated Aristomenes’ ... More


”Distressful Gift”: Talking to the Dead

Mary Jacobus

in Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226390666
eISBN:
9780226390680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390680.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The death of Wordsworth’s sailor brother, John, in February of 1805 brought forth the writing of “Distressful Gift.” Written in memory of his brother, it contained the agreement that Wordsworth had ... 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


1803–1806

Jessica Fay (ed.)

in Collected Letters of Sir George and Lady Beaumont to the Wordsworth Family, 1803-1829: with a Study of the Creative Exchange between Wordsworth and Beaumont

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859531
eISBN:
9781800852334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859531.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The letters in Part I show Beaumont cultivating a dynamic of critical exchange with Wordsworth. Beaumont’s love of the theatre serves as a pathway to a broader discussion of the arts: they discuss ... More


Handbills and Placards

Adam Fox

in The Press and the People: Cheap Print and Society in Scotland, 1500-1785

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198791294
eISBN:
9780191833816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791294.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 6 examines the handbills that were passed around on the streets and the notices that were posted up in Scottish communities during the early modern period. In particular, it looks at ... More


Affect in the Margins: Marking Readers in the Elegiac Sonnets

Michael Gamer and Katrina O’Loughlin

in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The marks left by readers in their personal copies of Charlotte Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets provide traces of how manuscript engages print, and readers materially engage writers, in the Romantic period. ... More


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