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Invention and Genius

Andrew Kahn

in Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter explores the influence of invention on Pushkin's idea of expression. Specifically, it focuses on invention as the creative principle that regulates poetic enthusiasm consistent with the ... More


‘Couples’

Roger Pearson

in Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

When Mallarmé began writing ‘Hérodiade’ during the winter of 1864–5, he saw himself as putting his new poetic theory into practice: and the celebrated terms in which he describes this suggest that he ... More


John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Jane Griffiths

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is the first book-length study of Skelton for almost twenty years (including the only substantial study to date of Skelton's translation of the Bibliotheca Historica of Diodorus Siculus), ... More


The Anachronism of George Crabbe

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on George Crabbe's poetic theory and practice alike, in order to highlight the chief fault-line in current views of the Romantic Period, so-called: that is, the inability of ... More


Poetry as Optical Technology

Erin Webster

in The Curious Eye: Optics and Imaginative Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850199
eISBN:
9780191884665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850199.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores the impact of Johannes Kepler’s mechanical model of vision on early modern poetic theory. It begins with an overview of classical visual and optical theory as they relate to ... More


Fusion: Spenserian Metaphor and Sidnean Example in Shakespeare’s King Lear

Susan Oldrieve

in Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079627
eISBN:
9781781701058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the significant role played by allegory and Spenser's The Faerie Queene in Shakespeare's King Lear. It emphasises the expansiveness of Shakespeare's allegorical mode and ... More


Gender, Reception, and Form: Early Modern Women and the Making of Verse

Danielle Clarke and Marie-Louise Coolahan

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/9780198702818.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This essay interrogates the reluctance of critics of early modern women's writing to engage with the implications of formal choices, firstly by tracing the relative absence of form in the critical ... More


‘On the Power of Sound’: The ‘moral music’ of Wordsworth at Work in Later Life

Peter Robinson

in Poetry in the Making: Creativity and Composition in Victorian Poetic Drafts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198784562
eISBN:
9780191827037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784562.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

Published as ‘Stanzas on the Power of Sound’ in Yarrow Revisited and Other Poems (1835), this later poem (subsequently called ‘On the Power of Sound’) evolved from lines composed not later than March ... More


a for Ashanti

Ulrich Baer

in The Rilke Alphabet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter argues that Rilke’s poem about an exhibition of West Africans in a public park in Paris in 1902 defeats his aesthetic program of developing a theory of poetic vision. It also locates ... More


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