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Elegies of Form in Bishop, Plath, Stevenson: Warton Lecture on English Poetry

Angela Leighton

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses form, which is a term that has multiform meanings and is contradictory. It looks at the sense of form found in the works of Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anne Stevenson. ... More


Traditional Elegy: The Interplay of Meter, Tradition, and Context in Early Greek Poetry

R. Scott Garner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199757923
eISBN:
9780199895281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757923.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Though often assumed to be a product of traditional compositional practices comparable to those found in early Greek epic, archaic elegy has not previously been analyzed in similar detail with ... More


The Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy

Ruth Rothaus Caston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925902
eISBN:
9780199980475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The passions were a topic of widespread interest in antiquity. This is a study on their role in Roman love elegy (1st c. BCE), a genre rife with passions and jealousy in particular. Jealousy does ... More


The New Posidippus and Latin Poetry

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This piece was the first to relate the new book of Posidippus' epigrams to Latin poetry. It discusses the nature of the collection, which arranges epigrams in groups with titles. Connections with ... More


Ovid, Amores 3: The Book

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The structure of Amores 3 has been obscured by the whole series Amores 1-3, and the relation to Ovid's coming works. The structure rests on genre. The frame (poems 1 and 15) shows the poet-narrator ... More


Conclusion: A Genre Structured by Jealousy

Ruth Rothaus Caston

in The Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925902
eISBN:
9780199980475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The conclusion suggests that many of the features characteristic of jealousy are actually responsible for some of the more distinctive elements of Roman elegy itself. Jealousy is not merely the ... More


Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Marco Fantuzzi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Iliad is a poem whose events revolve around the “anger” of Achilles, and his personal fierceness and pursuit of glory remain, despite different and more complex nuances, the prevailing features ... More


Thomas Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses some of the later psychological dimensions inherent within adolescents' and adults' internalization of a poem. It sets Thomas Gray's “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” ... More


R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

R. O. A. M. Lyne

S. J. Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book collects the papers of Oliver Lyne, and was conceived by a group of his former pupils and colleagues as a memorial to Oliver. To make it the more accessible, effective, and compact, it was ... More


Petrarch’s Second (and Third) Death

Jonathan Usher

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the concept of the solitary Petrarch and suggests that Petrarch's theory of secular fame and the various stages of death, fame, time, and eternity are already present in nuce in ... More


Classic Simplicity

Fred Parker

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The historical self-consciousness of modernity that emerged in the 18th century gave rise to an association of the classic with a valuable simplicity whose mediation or transmission had become ... More


English Elegies

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The possibility for a book of Owen's poetry to be published during the last winter and spring of his life caused Owen to achieve a different perspective regarding his work. Owen, with the help of ... More


Propertius 3. 10 1 (1973)

R.O.A.M. Lyne

in R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper gives a close reading of this poem of Propertius, with detailed analysis of the text and its language, concentrating on the psychology of the lover.


On Not Being Archilochus: Horace's Epodes

S.J. Harrison

in Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203581
eISBN:
9780191708176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace's Epodes both incorporate and react against their archaic model Archilochus, and also interact significantly with other contemporary genres (Vergil's Eclogues and love-elegy). The second half ... More


Epic Inclusivity: Vergil's Aeneid

S.J. Harrison

in Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203581
eISBN:
9780191708176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Aeneid is not just the culmination of all ancient epic traditions, but also exploits generic complexity to enrich its texture. Apart from the obvious but still underrated interface with tragedy, ... More


A World at War 1913–1919

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke stayed in Munich during the First World War. At one moment he thought of joining Rolland's Red Cross work in Geneva, for the chance of serving the universal rather than the merely patriotic ... More


Muzot and Valmont 1921–1926

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke took up residence at the Château de Muzot in 1921. He began to write a sequence of poems, which he called ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’. In three days he completed a cycle of 23, in a free handling of ... More


Heroic Eleg and Triumphal Epilogue

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0077
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes in detail the heroic elegy and the triumphal epilogue. The first section consists of a long melody given to the trombone, accompanied by a persistent syncopated figure on the ... More


The Catullan Corpus, Greek Epigram, and the Poetry of Objects *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek papyri, especially of epigrams, are used to show the connections and problems of the Catullan corpus. It is argued that a three-book collected edition does not fit the ancient material: poems ... More


Pastoral and the Painful Schoolmaster

Andrew Wallace

in Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that early modern pedagogical authorities and commentators find in Virgil's Eclogues several close engagements with the vocabulary of teaching. These authorities and commentators, ... More


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