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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 139–167.
Published: 01 June 2020
... class divisions by segregating literary forms and specifying what could and could not be represented in each (the same word ‘decorum’ denotes both social and literary protocols).” Copyright © 2020 by University of Washington 2020 biblical parallelism prophecy Robert Lowth William Blake...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (1): 105–108.
Published: 01 March 1941
... could safely argue Biblical influence upon such a common sound- at tern.^ Nor could one urge as positive proof of Biblical influence the fact that so many of Whitman’s lines are in the parallel structure which forms such an essential feature of Hebrew poetry.’ I do not mean to suggest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 123–131.
Published: 01 June 1977
... is meant to be read as an account of Truth among the Jews in Old Testament times. It is the purpose of this article to show that the iconography of the episode, as well as several biblical and historical parallels with parts of it, strongly supports such a reading. An interpretation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 61–65.
Published: 01 March 1963
... S. Loomis and Laura H. Loomis, Arthurian Legends in Medieval Art (New York, 1938), Plate 135, with explanatory text, p. 70. 7 Loomis, p. 70. 64 Irony in Chuucer‘s ‘Troilur’ (Book V, 540-53) tensions implied by the Biblical parallel and its moral significance. Whereas, in the two...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 239–242.
Published: 01 June 2022
... chapter are perhaps the strongest and most original, tracing as they do the parallels between the “Higher Criticism” of German critical analysis, which enfolds textual criticism into biblical study, and a movement toward detailed study of origins and authenticity in contemporary approaches to Shakespeare...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 371–387.
Published: 01 December 1966
...; the tempest is stilled; the union of the soul with God is possible only through the New Testament. One important biblical allusion should be noted because it is typical ol Vaughan’s mariner of weaving unobtrusive verbal correspondences which disclose extensive and trenchant parallels of concept...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 75–80.
Published: 01 March 1975
... chapter on his religious heritage and his transformation of tra- ditional biblical forms of expression. With the aid of biographical data, Morris sketches out skillfully the drama of Stevens’s early life, the con- flict of his religious lineage-as embodied by his maternal ancestors, the Zellers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 395–403.
Published: 01 December 1984
... woodbine bow-and in his inclusion of a narratorial frame for his retelling of the biblical story. The frame establishes a parallel be- tween the narrator and Jonah, not only by showing their shared need for patience, but also by “linking the idea of perfect patience to that of stewardship” (p...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (3): 237–244.
Published: 01 September 1963
.... The unself-conscious Melville was a better writer than the Melville of the next four romances. It is generally agreed that Moby-Dick was the first book to surpass Typee in literary quality. It is my argument that the general decline paralleled-perhaps even in some degree caused-a decline...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (2): 115–128.
Published: 01 June 1974
... curious permutations in the criti- cism of Genesis A. One might expect to find a measure of consensus re- garding this poem, since it is a fairly close biblical paraphrase which obviously relies on exegetical material to furnish certain nonbiblical details. But no: while early critics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 417–435.
Published: 01 December 1973
... “alien” barley fields of Naomi’s homeland. And yet, as far as I am aware, no commentator on the “Ode to a Nightingale” has fastened upon this disparity between Keats’s Ruth and the biblical text from which she is drawn, to ask what implications it may have for our reading of the poem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (3): 285–287.
Published: 01 September 1987
... and with the fertile confusion of values engendered by still-yearned-for heroic models. Contrasts between Marvell and Dryden allow him to pick up biblical as well as classical models. The observation that Davidic parallels serve Dryden’s conservatism whereas apocalyptic and millennia1 ones serve the “vivid...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 March 1952
..., and because in Bricriu’s Feart the couch of King Conchobar is surrounded by the twelve couches of the twelve heroes of Ulster. (One might remark here that since the Irish consciously draw a parallel between Conchobar and Christ the number twelve may come from the biblical story rather than...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (4): 378–385.
Published: 01 December 1987
.... Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987. 678 pp. $29.95. When I first taught a course in the English department called “The Bible as Literature” thirty-five years ago, there was little guidance in existing scholarship, and so I used the tools of traditional biblical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (4): 509–510.
Published: 01 December 1945
... writings re- sulted in the formation of parallel attitudes : an irreparable break with the philosophy of the Enlightenment, a return to the concrete individual by way of self-examination, and an acknowledgment of the irresistible power of such irrational forces in man as instinct and passion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (3): 227–236.
Published: 01 September 1963
... precisely because he is so eager to possess the world after the flood that he forgets the biblical promise that the flood will not be 4 The pun is on “likerous.” 5 For the music imagery in the Miller‘s Tale, see D. W. Robertson, Preface to Chaucer (Princeton, 1%3), pp. 127-33. Parts of my...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 84–85.
Published: 01 March 1962
..., is based on the Bible. Working in the tradition of such works as the Cursor mundi, the Polychronicon, the cyclic plays, and the late prose romances, the poet is said to follow the general outline of the Biblical narrative, emphasizing the Creation (XI-XV), the Fall (XVI, 1-166), the Patriarchs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 295–307.
Published: 01 September 1964
... sense. Chadband is so limited and defined by the intricate system of parallels within the novel that he becomes a generalized Vice and not merely an attack on nonconformist clergy. Moreover, because the novel contains Jellyby and Pardiggle and Chadband, and numerous ancillary instances...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 78–84.
Published: 01 March 1973
.... More specifically, he argues that Milton “presented himself to his reader as the prime example of the relevance of his biblical epic to fallen men” (p. 1). In this “self-directedness” he finds “affinities with other works of Baroque art and, more narrowly, with Puritan attitudes” (pp. 1-Z...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 June 1997
... From its title one might think that Lamb’s book fits a regular mold, either a narrow study of rhetoric and biblical hermeneutics or a polemical pump to put new fizz into pop Foucault. Instead, eschewing familiar rules, Lamb has given us something better, an often valuable exploration...