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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 53–66.
Published: 01 April 2018
... to balance the two lives and whether it was possible in mankind’s fallen state to achieve an equilibrium between them. How could the heights of contemplative absorption in God, often associated with rapture, ecstasy, and out-of-body states, be compatible with running around serving food to the hungry...
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English Language Notes (2004) 42 (2): 41–55.
Published: 01 December 2004
... descriptions of extreme states of delirium or rapture. At the outset, Pym expresses his longing for such states: My visions were of shipwreck and fam ine; of death or captivity am ong bar­ barian hordes; of a lifetime dragged out in sorrow and tears, upon some gray and desolate rock, in an ocean unapproachable...
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English Language Notes (2016) 54 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2016
... is a realization of Thomas Paine's c ri­ tique of Edmund Burke's constitutionalism . Despite Burke's raptures over the British co n sti­ tu tio n , Paine observes th a t tha t con stitution does not possess "a real existence" in a "visible fo rm " tha t Burke can produce, and therefore, "w e may fairly conclude...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (1): 77–82.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and suggests how authentic the vacillation of delight and pain in the lyric poet's voice seemed to him years later: A pollinaire's lam ent is certainly m ore touching because it had been held back fo r a lo n g tim e, m asked by an e nthusiasm , by a desire fo r rapture, by a sincere rapture, by a passionate...
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English Language Notes (2010) 48 (1): 191–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
... is The Literature o f T errori Longm an, 1996). His m ost recent book is Rapture: Literature, A d d ictio n , Secrecy (Sussex Academ ic Press, 2009) and he is currently at w o rk on The Literature o f Pity. His fifth vo lu m e o f poetry, called Foreign M inistry, w ill appear later this year. M ic h a e l Sayeau...
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English Language Notes (2002) 39 (3): 41–54.
Published: 01 March 2002
... hough Fanny Price is conversant with Cowper5 an d per­ haps also with the Lake poets (for she prizes a transparency of a m oonlit lake in C um berland, p. 137), h er rapturous words at the window feed on the conventions of this earlier eighteenthcentury verse which have a clear relevance to h e r...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 247–252.
Published: 01 March 2006
... a victim signaling through the flames." Even as a fiction, the "violence of the tho ugh t" of w hat was done to Jesus, as displayed onscreen, m ight pro­ duce a real-life catharsis in the audience. Evangelical Protestants have flocked to this intensely Catholic film . Their rapture at the holy screen...
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English Language Notes (2008) 46 (1): 75–87.
Published: 01 March 2008
... some mem ber o f our household read out to him and others "Feargus' letter." The paper had first to be dried before the fire, and then carefully and evenly cut, so as not to damage a single line o f the alm ost sacred production. This done, Larry . . . settled him self to listen w ith all the rapture o...
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English Language Notes (2005) 43 (2): 22–29.
Published: 01 December 2005
... embellishes on its few details to create a Geraldine whose actions rival D ante s Beatrice or Petrarch s Laura.7 Whenever Surrey rhapsodizes about his absent beloved, however, Jack punctures the m ood with a more worldly com ment.8 Thus Nashe s Earl finally arrives in Florence and experiences raptures when...
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English Language Notes (2003) 41 (1): 44–53.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the same Person: His Tone of Voice becomes soft and tender; he is charm d, he dies away with Rapture.7 This sounds pretty much like the kind of reading for which much of Behn s unlineated pentameter was probably intended, and which should have been heard, when the work was read aloud, as a movement...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (1): 181–184.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the beauty o f the w o rk ­ ing body, its syste m s (A.R. A m m o n s can be co u n te d on to do th is fo rm o f a p p re cia tio n b ril­ liantly) (ask a n e phrologist about kidneys and th e y 'll get all rapturous, too), suggesting that w h a t w e m ig h t co m e to rig h tly call "d is g u s tin g...
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English Language Notes (2010) 48 (1): 139–154.
Published: 01 March 2010
...: to be present at this great spectacle o f life and never to be liberated from a 14 6 E n g l is h L a n g u a g e N o te s 48.1 S p r in g / s u m m e r 2 0 1 0 sm all hungry shivering s e lf never to be fu lly possessed by the g lo ry we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transform ed...
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English Language Notes (2013) 51 (2): 129–137.
Published: 01 September 2013
... was.7 Bogost gives an approving nod in his own Alien Phenom enology to Weisman, citing it as evidence of an "alternative perspective" to standard form s of ecological discourse, and a demonstration that to hold "the object-oriented position" means that "w e do not have to w ait for the rapturous...
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English Language Notes (2005) 43 (2): 180–192.
Published: 01 December 2005
... treatm ent of this story, according to which Endymion experiences the kisses of the goddess (whom he often addresses as Cynthia ) in a rapturous dream: I was distracted, madly did I kiss / The wooing arms which held me. 9 Birdboot, incongruously in the light of his cynicism, tends to adopt a Keatsian...
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English Language Notes (2000) 38 (1): 58–68.
Published: 01 September 2000
... in a subsequent m inor skirmish, and having his declaration of love interrupted (3.21-31), after being paralyzed with rapture when glimpsing h er radiant form off in the distance (6.26-27), Tancredi finally confronts Clorinda dur­ ing an infidel attem pt to burn the crusaders siege engine. The raid takes place...
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English Language Notes (2002) 40 (2): 57–68.
Published: 01 December 2002
... the Bradshaws to talk of death at her party (280). But then she thinks, D eath was an attem pt to com m unicate; people feeling the impossibility o f reaching the centre which, mystically, evaded them ; closeness drew apart; rapture faded, one was alone. There was an em brace in d eath (280-81). D eath...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., as when the poet wishes fo r "b lissful rapture" in the Nativity Ode.The epic requires that readers sift the several layers o f its efforts at justification, not all o f which are of equal merit, just as the voice that speaks the poem searches fo r "The meaning, not the name" of inspiration (7.5): Sing...
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English Language Notes (2013) 51 (1): 147–172.
Published: 01 March 2013
... as properly) as a mode o f blinding self-display.54 By bathing his subjects in a "super-rapturous light," W iley "places the black male figure w ithin the shiny surface, the skin, o f the luxury com m odity."55Through the production o f "bling," defined by the rapper B.G. as "the imagined sound produced when...
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English Language Notes (2000) 38 (2): 48–61.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., with all their power, the lineam ents of this portrait, and see if the husband had n o t reason, with this air of solemn rapture and convic­ tion, to challenge comparison? We are rem inded of the majestic cadence of the line whose feet step in the ju st proportions of Humanity, D aughter o f G od an d M...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 183–196.
Published: 01 April 2018
... characters and the performers who embody them. Thus, even if asceticism or bodily mortification are not the means by which union without distinction is attained in The Mirror , Marguerite does not fully ignore matter, or even the body, in the Soul’s trajectory toward rapturous annihilation in union...