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‘A Greater Errour in Chronology’: Issues of Dating in Marvell  

Martin Dzelzainis

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
While few of Marvell’s lyrics can be dated with any precision, critics no longer find it ‘comforting to reflect’, as Frank Kermode did in 1952, ‘that the date of “The Garden” is quite ... More

‘A Law in This Matter to Himself’: Contextualizing Milton's Divorce Tracts  

Sharon Achinstein

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The divorce tracts, which consist of four prose pamphlets published between August 1643 and March 1645, represent a significant and underappreciated development in John Milton's theorizing ... More

‘A Mind of Most Exceptional Energy’: Verse Rhythm in Paradise Lost  

John Creaser

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The sketch of prosodic theory presented in this article helps to clarify how the blank verse of Paradise Lost is virtually a new beginning and transmits a quite un-Shakespearean energy. ... More

‘A Potted Peace/Lily’? Northern Irish Poetry Since the Ceasefires  

Miriam Gamble

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Oct 2012
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Jan 2013
In the 1990s, ceasefires were adopted in Ireland, followed in 2007 by the institution of devolved government at Stormont. With the Troubles now gone, the country has experienced a dramatic ... More

Alice Meynell, Again and Again  

Meredith Martin

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This article examines the poetry and essays of Alice Meynell. It first considers the poem, ‘A Modern Poet’ (1875), which illustrates both her ambivalence about women’s poetry and her own ... More

‘All Livin Language is Sacred’: Poetry and Varieties of English in these Islands  

Simon Dentith

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
“All livin language is sacred”: Poetry and Varieties of English in These Islands’ considers the various uses of non-standard Englishes in contemporary poetry, whether the variety of ... More

Allegory, Emblem, and Symbol  

Kenneth Borris

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on Spenserian allegory. Comparable to Dante in his importance for allegory, Spenser creatively expanded its potential throughout his literary life. But the ... More

Allusion  

Marcus Walsh

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Oct 2016
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Dec 2016
Beginning with an examination of some of the ways in which allusion was conceptualized in the eighteenth century, this chapter focuses on verbal literary allusion, which exists on the ... More

The Altered Sublime: Raworth, Crozier, Prynne  

Rod Mengham

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay considers a reconfiguring of the sublime in British poetry of the 1970s and 1980s that coincides with theoretical activity around the ways in which the concept of the sublime is ... More

American Indian Poetry at the Dawn of Modernism  

Robert Dale Parker

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
Scholars and readers of American poetry in general and American Indian poetry in particular generally assume that American Indian poetry begins in the late 1960s with the American Indian ... More

American Intersections: Poetry in the United States 1837–1901  

Elisa New

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This article traces the history of American poetry in the Victorian period, which witnessed the birth, maturity, and demise of American poetic culture. In 1837, American poetry was in its ... More

American Poetry, Prayer, and the News  

Jahan Ramazani

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
Twentieth-century American poetry metabolizes a variety of discursive genres, including fiction, song, theory, advertising, letters, and the law. To adapt Mikhail Bakhtin's terms, it ... More

Amoretti and Epithalamion (1595)  

Roland Greene

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses how Amoretti and Epithalamion singly and together clear a space in late Elizabethan poetry. The Amoretti and the Epithalamion establish themselves in relation to an ... More

Ancestral Piles: Poe’s Gothic Materials  

Sean Moreland

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Feb 2019
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Jul 2018
This essay examines Poe’s conception and use of the Gothic via his engagements with the work of earlier writers from Horace Walpole through Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Charles Brockden ... More

Ancient Greek Elegy  

Gregory Nagy

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article fully considers the tradition and function of ancient Greek elegy. It is shown that the elegy uses its own peculiar hexameters existing in a codependent relationship with the ... More

Andrew Marvell and Cavalier Poetics  

James Loxley

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
Marvell’s relationship to Cavalier poetry has been a significant topic of interest for critics of his work, promising as it does to shed some light on both his place within the genres and ... More

Andrew Marvell and Education  

Emma Annette Wilson

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
This chapter examines Marvell’s education, from his boyhood in Hull through to his student days at Trinity College, Cambridge, to consider how these learning experiences informed the ... More

Andrew Marvell’s Letters  

Johanna Harris

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
Marvell’s letters to friends reveal far more than the ‘gazetteering’ tones of his allegedly ‘colourless’ corporation letters. They are exceptional for their candidness, their intimations ... More

The anniversary poem  

Graham Roebuck

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
One of Donne's compositions the Anniversary Poem is the focus of this article. The literary record of the life and death of Mistress Elizabeth Drury might have been a very dull affair, ... More

Anthologizing War  

Hugh Haughton

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2012
This chapter discusses the anthology of war, which it views as a political protest and an expression of solidarity during a time of national crisis. It states that anthologies serve as a ... More

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