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Private Stuff and Public Spirit

Bonnie Costello

in The Plural of Us: Poetry and Community in Auden and Others

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172811
eISBN:
9781400887873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172811.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks at some of the ways the “we” of love poetry expands to perform a civil or didactic function, and it connects this function to the puzzle of love's number, tense, and grammar, which ... More


Love, and a Genre

William Fitzgerald

in How to Read a Latin Poem: If You Can't Read Latin Yet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657865
eISBN:
9780191745690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657865.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter first analyzes a very unusual poem—unusual because the speaker is a woman, Sulpicia, though the poem belongs to a genre that is very emphatically male. Next, it explores the poetry of ... More


The Life of Love

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/9781904675631.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Catullus' love poems, focusing on the wider context of sexual manners found in the Roman society he lived in. In most of Catullus' love poems, the name Lesbia appeared ... More


Talking to Mars: William Empson’s Astronomy Love Poems

Katy Price

in Loving Faster than Light: Romance and Readers in Einstein's Universe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226680736
eISBN:
9780226680750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680750.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the poems of William Empson related to astronomy and relativity theory. It explains that Empson's metaphysical love poems tested out the universe of Albert Einstein and Arthur ... More


Translating Eros

Chana Bloch

in Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225712
eISBN:
9780823237067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225712.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

“Kiss me, make me drunk with your kisses! Your sweet loving / is better than wine”. The great love poem that begins with these words does not follow the conventional romantic plot: boy ... More


Adrian Henri: Singer of Meat and Flowers

David Bateman

in Gladsongs and Gatherings: Poetry and its Social Context in Liverpool since the 1960s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237273
eISBN:
9781846313196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237273.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines on the poetry of Adrian Henri, which is, more than that of Roger McGough or Brian Patten, particularly redolent of Liverpool. Henri's poems are mostly love poems, ... More


‘Every Time a Thing is Possessed, It Vanishes’: The Poetry of Brian Patten

Stan Smith

in Writing Liverpool: Essays and Interviews

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310737
eISBN:
9781846314476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314476.009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the life and work of Brian Patten, who was born in 1946 into an impoverished working-class family in the Sefton Park area of Liverpool. Patten's poetry reflects the peculiar ... More


Amatory Poems

Richard Tarrant

in Horace's Odes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace’s love poetry is often faulted for its lack of passion. This chapter argues that Horace was deliberately taking an approach to amatory themes different from and opposed to the more romantic ... More


Martha Fowke Sansom (1689–1736)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

As a young woman, Martha Fowke Sansom was fascinated with seventeenth-century French novels that celebrated Platonic love. She wrote her first love poems for her father’s mistresses and published ... More


Horace's Odes

Richard Tarrant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace’s body of lyric poetry, the Odes, is one of the greatest achievements of Latin literature and a foundational text for the Western poetic tradition. These 103 exquisitely crafted poems speak in ... More


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