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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 27–53.
Published: 01 March 2021
...James Kuzner Abstract This essay dwells on George Herbert’s “The Flower” and on how its speaker can love and praise God. Writing of praise and doubt, Stanley Cavell remarks that the problem of skepticism is partly a problem of finding an object that one can praise, a search that certainly occurs...
Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 625–638.
Published: 01 December 1941
...Merrell R. Davis Copyright © 1941 by Duke University Press 1941 THE FLOWER SYMBOLISM IN MARDI By MERRELLR. DAVIS I In a letter to his father-in-law shortly after the publication in America (April, 1849) of his novel...
Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 499–501.
Published: 01 December 1940
...Arthur H. Nethercot Copyright © 1940 by Duke University Press 1940 CHRISTABEL’S WILD-FLOWER WINE By ARTHURH. NETHERCOT John Livingston Lowes, Wylie Sypher, and others have amply demonstrated Coleridge’s habit of assimilating and transmuting...
Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 475–495.
Published: 01 December 1997
.... The Purple Turban and the Flowering Aloe Tree: Signs of Distinction in the Early-Nineteenth-CenturyNovel Marilyn Butler Bourdieu’s work, practical, strong, and radically methodological, can have powerful resonance for all the humanities, not least the study of literature...
Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (3): 339–356.
Published: 01 September 1944
...R. E. Watters WORDSWORTH’S “AMARANTHINE FLOWER OF FAITH” By R. E. WATTERS I During the decade following 1798 Wordsworth, as a poet, was standing on the top of golden hours. All his faculties, and especially...
Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (2): 175–178.
Published: 01 June 1946
...Thomas P. Harrison, Jr. Copyright © 1946 by Duke University Press 1946 FLOWER LORE IN SPENSER AND SHAKESPEARE TWO NOTES By THOMASP. HARRISON,JR. Before Gerard’s great folio of 1597, and even after, Henry Lyte’s Newe HerbalP...
Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (2): 122–130.
Published: 01 June 1960
... imagery is overt. When the Old Woman says that “10s hijos llegan conio el agua,” we are dealing with simile.) The most obvious char- acteristic of the images is that they are often repeated. The frequent recurrence of such images as water and flowers, for example, needs no proof. Less...
Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 476–479.
Published: 01 December 1950
... fallen rather than on the action of falling itself (“cherroient”) , thus establishing a parallel between the flowers “cheutes A terre” and the future state of the lovers “estendus sous la lame” in verse 11. No such parallel exists in the original version with “flaques.” At the same...
Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (2): 167–180.
Published: 01 June 1961
... scarcely reach that number. The reader who is not acquainted with the private tenor of Benn’s poetic thinking will, again as predicted, find it difficult to establish any connection among these substantives based upon their actual referents; he finds flowers, royal dreams, flocks...
Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 March 1950
... in jenem Heiligtume?S Hans Jaeger recognized that this poem could have been written only by Clemens Brentano him~elf.~He noticed that in one of the letters Brentano compared the girl to a flower that blooms among rocks. Then, too, in Bohmer’s posthumous papers there was found a manu- script...
Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (4): 449–458.
Published: 01 December 1945
... that life was but a flower. And therefore take the present time, For love is crownPd with the prime. 8 For other examples of Housman’s protest against “man’s bedevilment and God’s” see ASL, XLVIII ; LP, XI1 ; MP, XI1 ; AP, XII. Tom Burns Haber...
Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (1): 3–22.
Published: 01 March 1972
... of the pagan fertility myth: the play begins in winter and ends in summer; Perdita herself refers to Proserpina when she is handing out flowers; and she and Florizel are as welcome in Sicily “As is the spring to th’ earth” (V.i.151).3 Both of these interpretations of the The Winter’s Tale...
Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 41–45.
Published: 01 March 1962
... critics have recognized. They both use detail describing a natural scene to suggest supernatural revelation, and within this similarity of method there is also a shared symbolism. For a nexus of water, flower, and light imagery occurs in both passages; and here, as elsewhere in Eliot’s poetry...
Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (1): 27–37.
Published: 01 March 1978
...: “The best people are indifferent to temptation and detached from the world; nor is this state selfish, because they do good by un- conscious influence, like the flower. You must be like them; you are quite like them already. But even the best people must be continu- ally...
Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (1): 20–41.
Published: 01 March 1987
... par- ody of Petrarchan language. Lysander uses this language briefly, while he is under the influence of the purple flower; Demetrius, however, remains under its influence until the end of the play. ‘I In her elaborate word play she is much closer to the language of Love’s I,nborS I...
Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 155–158.
Published: 01 June 1951
... Some New Letters of Robert Browning daughter, the future Lady Charnwood? The little girl used to bring him nosegays of wild flowers almost daily, and remarked later, “he had a certain excitement in his love of nature which was almost infec- tious.” Miss Mundella followed suit...
Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 371–387.
Published: 01 December 1966
...,” “while the Jews did sleep,” Nicodemus had discovered the “fulness of the Deity,” not in inanimate “stone,” but in the “living works” of a “flower” of flesh. 0 who will tell me, where He found thee at that dead and silent hour! What hallow’d solitary...
Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (2): 178–197.
Published: 01 June 1983
... of the argument as Stephen thinks of Anne Hathaway’s motherhood: “Mother’s deathbed. Candle. The sheeted mirror. Who brought me into this world lies there, bronzelidded, under few cheap flowers” (p. 190). Countering this vagrant memory, however, is a new image of androgyny-one associated with Socrates...
Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 September 2013
... rose goes extinct not because it belongs in a different clime but because of a simple act of human carelessness. The rose had been wash’d, just wash’d in a shower, Which Mary to Anna convey’d. The plentiful moisture incumber’d the flower, And weigh’d down its beautiful head...
Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (1): 45–58.
Published: 01 March 1960
... and coherent statement of his fundamental vision of the world. Its basic metaphor, like that of “Regeneration,” is the pilgrimage of man, the soul’s journey to God, but again as in “Regeneration” the imagery of seed and flower plays a part.* The scene as we may imagine it is late in the evening...