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Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Llewelyn Morgan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The wealth of metrical forms adopted by classical poetry is one of its characteristic features. Yet metre features only sporadically in contemporary criticism of ancient poetry. This book makes the ... More


The Prosodic Word as a Unit in Poetic Meter

Draga Zec

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines the epic decasyllable, a traditional South Slavic folk metrical form, with an emphasis on the so-called Serbo-Croatian poems. In particular, it analyzes the five volumes of ... More


Proportional Form in the Poetry of Robert Sidney and Mary Wroth

Tom W. N. Parker

in Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle: Loving in Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184430
eISBN:
9780191674259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184430.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the proportional form in the poetry of Robert Sidney, Phillip's younger brother and Mary Wroth, Robert's daughter. Committed to the poetic tradition of their family, both ... More


Language at Large

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the language of Dunbar, which has spurred countless criticisms and admirations among scholars of poetry and poets alike. In sixteenth-century Scotland, poets had a variety of ... More


The Egyptian Mawwāl: Its Ancestry, its Development, and its Present Forms

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter argues that Arabic literature has always been seen as having superior eloquence. In the passages of al-Bayān wat-Tabyīn, it has been claimed that Arabic literature strictly conforms to ... More


Parliament of Fowls

Edward I. Condren

in Chaucer from Prentice to Poet: The Metaphor of Love in Dream Visions and Troilus and Criseyde

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032412
eISBN:
9780813038339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032412.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the Parliament of Fowls, which has very little to do with a beautiful poem about love and sorrow in Troy, despite sharing its metrical form. It proposes that the Parliament of ... More


The Career of Muṣṭafā 〉Ibrāhīm 〈Ajāj: A Giant of Egyptian Popular Literature

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

While modern Arabs have changed their attitude to the language in some respects, few have given serious attention to popular literature. This chapter discusses popular literature with emphasis on ... More


Introduction to María de San José Salazar (1548–1603)

in Book for the Hour of Recreation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734545
eISBN:
9780226734620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734620.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on the life of María de San José Salazar, her origins, writing, and her Book for the Hour of Recreation, which voices the concerns of a woman who was content to work within the ... More


Death of a Child: Grief Beyond the Literary?

Richard Hunter

in Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198836827
eISBN:
9780191873836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836827.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 9 explores the interrelationship between literary and inscriptional epigram, principally through a study of GV 1159 = SGO 03/05/04, a poem from imperial Notion on a young boy who drowned in a ... More


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