Counter-Reformation: the Search for a Unified John Donne
... The Reformed Soul, John Stubbs’ thoroughly enjoyable biography, seeks to
situation John Donne in the context of the Reformation, and, in some ways, make
the poet’s life emblematic of that contextual turmoil. Thus John Donne is
continually subjected to a kind of perennial biographical schizophrenia, ...
Visible-izing Praxis Through Mimicry in Phillis Wheatley`s
... human capital vested with cultural capital, Wheatley literarily modeled how the strategic
re-citation of Anglo-European literary markers could be used to both parody and talk
back, double-voiced, to “those marks and the laws to which they [referred]…”(Kendrick
73). Wheatley in fact established a poe ...
william mason: a study - Research Explorer
... Of a thesis submitted by Joan Elizabeth Addison to the University of
Manchester for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy and entitled ‘William
Mason: A Study.’ 2011.
This thesis is an examination of the work of William Mason, an eighteenthcentury poet who, though highly regarded in his own time, is li ...
Counter-figures - Pajari Räsänen
... The thesis is divided into two main parts. The first consists of five distinct prolegomena which all address the afore-mentioned variety of applications of the term ‘counterfigures’, and especially the rejection or critique of either metaphor (by Aristotle, for instance)
or the concept of metaphor ( ...
“I Have Heard it Said”: Towards a New Translation of Beowulf
... translation offered is merely one of many rather than a definitive account. Don Paterson has
referred to his translations as 'versions' of Rilke's Die Sonette an Orpheus . It seems that more
experimental translators, particularly when they are established as poets in their own right, tend
to highli ...
- Enlighten: Theses
... The findings underline that the image of Byron seems to have played a
key role in the formation and development of a national literature. Although
Byron was still a European author, he had his image and work adapted to suit the
Brazilian literary ideas and interests. Byron’s work and life assumed my ...
READING AS SCULPTURE: RONI HORN AND EMILY DICKINSON
... positing of presence and the experience of absence. The encounter with
absence is not peculiar to literature; it is the nature of language, as a system of
signs, to refer to that which is not present. The ordinary usage of language
doesn’t emphasize this absence, however, but quickly replaces it wit ...
View - OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center
... feminine voice or are they simply ventriloquized by men? How can female voice be
heard and defined in classical texts?
The term voice by itself is a very broad one: it can mean the sound or sounds
uttered through the mouth of people; expression in spoken or written words, or by other
means; the dis ...
Spiritus Mundi: Essays on Literature, Myth, and Society
... experience, the world we live in, comes next. Below this is a demonic, chaotic world of bestial instincts
and desires. Frye also identifies two basic structural principals of all literature. These are the principles
of narrative progress (the Aristotelian beginning, middle, and end) which, if carri ...
How We Choose to Act
... words. A rhyme scheme is
a consistent pattern of end
rhyme throughout a poem.
Whitman in Translation: A Seminar
... languages, translations of Sections 1 and 5 of “Song of Myself,” and,
later, translations of the Drum-Taps poem, “Reconciliation.” Partici
pants decided to open discussion with some of the problems translators
face in Section 5 of “Song of Myself.” The discussion first focused on
details—how to tra ...
TR 63 - H - booked - Center for Translation Studies
... to them, to see which one would come up with the best
translation. And there were other such stratagems. I had
to ask Parra not to do these things, but he didn t like
being scolded by an unknown poet 36 years younger.
Parra did all he could to kill my book, even though I had
worked very successfully ...
A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF REPETITION AS A MUSICAL DEVICE
... purposes. It functions to achieve aesthetic effects in those literary works. In
addition, it also functions to strengthen the meaning. Therefore, Tolkien also
employs some musical devices in his work, especially repetition. Thus, this
research aims to describe the types of repetition as a musical de ...
Humor and Ambiguity in Poetry
... Incongruity Theory, articulated by Kierkegaard, Kant, and many recent philosophers of humor, is
therefore, through and through, the ideal choice—and perhaps the only choice—for analyses of
In terms of the methodological frames of the discussion, poetic humor will be defined
variously i ...
The Sensuous Order, Faith and Love in the Poetry
... It is the preoccupation with his world that comprises the center of Wallace Stevens' theory of poetry.
Thematically, the world exists as a basis for any theoretical propositions which are set forth in his poems. "A
most attractive idea to me is the idea that we are all
^Wallace Stevens, letter to Ro ...
E2_Daily_Unit2 - Flipped Out Teaching
... • figurative language: conveys meanings beyond
literal denotative meanings of words
simile: direct comparison between 2+ unlike
things with signal word “like” or “as”
metaphor: direct comparison between 2+ unlike
things with no signal word
personification: giving human qualities to nonhumans
Elizabeth Bishop: Translation as Poetics
... The underlying and unifying concept of this thesis is the concept of translation. I will
examine it from different points of view and work with different levels of its meaning.
As a translator of Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry into Czech I will speak about translation in
the narrow and strict senses. Fir ...
... Juan Valera, Miguel de Unamuno, and even Ruben Darfo with first applying the word to the new movement which was having such a profound
effect in literary circles immediately before the turn of the century.
Too eclectic in nature properly to be considered a literary school,
and due to the wave of ren ...
... bring benefits to the society.
Emaricdulfe by EC Esquier (1595): Materials Toward a Critical Edition
... the conventions, leaving for posterity sequences barely distinguishable from those of the
next poet. As John Fuller suggests, the poetic temptation to develop a set of poems
devoted to one theme “without organizing control and perspective, can have its dangers,
as the surfeit of sonneteering in, for ...
Feints, Apparitions and Mode of Locomotion
... inclination was plainly desperate,” and so forth. Naturally this is fun,
and sometimes funny, which is a bonus.
Yet as a poet you want to write a good poem, not merely nonsense.
And you want to create something that does glance off or comment on
the various meanings of the original. So I have taken ...
edgar allan poe edgar allan poe`s complete poetical works
... festering fancies: as a rule he was proud of the handsome and talented
boy, and indulged him in all that wealth could purchase, but at other
times he treated him with contumely, and made him feel the bitterness of
Still Poe did maintain his leading position among the scholars at that
THEODORE ROETHKE, PANTHEIST An abstract of a thesis by
... of implied pantheism in Roethke's early poems, a pattern more
obviously developed in the middle poems, and even more fully
expr~ssed or implied in the later poems, including those
publ~shed after his death.
And so, in an attempt to prove that Roethke's poetry
is 'pantheistic, this thesis first contr ...
Poetry analysis is the process of investigating a poem's form, content, and history in an informed way, with the aim of heightening one's own and others' understanding and appreciation of the work.The words poem and poetry derive from the Greek poiēma (to make) and poieo (to create). That is, a poem is a made thing: a creation; an artefact. One might think of a poem as, in the words of William Carlos Williams, a ""machine made of words"". Machines produce some effect, or do some work. They do whatever they are designed to do. The work done by this ""machine made of words"" is the effect it produces in the reader's mind. A reader analyzing a poem is akin to a mechanic taking apart a machine in order to figure out how it works.Like poetry itself, poetry analysis can take many forms, and be undertaken for many different reasons. A teacher might analyze a poem in order to gain a more conscious understanding of how the poem achieves its effects, in order to communicate this to his or her students. A writer learning the craft of poetry might use the tools of poetry analysis to expand and strengthen his or her own mastery. A reader might use the tools and techniques of poetry analysis in order to discern all that the work has to offer, and thereby gain a fuller, more rewarding appreciation of the poem.