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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (4): 364–375.
Published: 01 December 1974
...Peter T. Schwenger Copyright © 1974 by Duke University Press 1974 MARVELL’S “UNFORTUNATE LOVER” AS DEVICE By PETERT. SCHWENGER Bizarre and charged with a cryptic significance, the conceits in Mar- vell’s “Unfortunate Lover” continue...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (3): 319–330.
Published: 01 September 1969
...Gerald Herman Copyright © 1969 by Duke University Press 1969 UNCONVENTIONAL ARMS AS A COMIC DEVICE IN SOME CHANSONS DE GESTE By GERALDHERMAN War is the dominant theme of the medieval French chanson de geste...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 259–271.
Published: 01 September 1964
...Chauncey Wood Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 THE APRIL DATE AS A STRUCTURAL DEVICE IN THE CANTERBURY TALES By CHAUNCEYWOOD A good deal of work has been done by Chaucerian scholars on the astrological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (1): 125–126.
Published: 01 March 1946
.... E. H. EBY Univet-sity of Washington Hawthorne, the Artist: Fine-Art Devices in Fictiolz. By LELAND SCHUBERT.Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1944. Pp. 177. $3.50. Other writers om Hawthorne have touched in passing 011 the devices Hawthorne...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 291–317.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Aaron Kunin This essay defines character as a device that collects every example of a kind of person. This formalist definition derives from seventeenth-century books of characteristic writings. The essay tests this definition against the antiformalist one derived from the realist novel, in which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 415–432.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Yoon Sun Lee This essay examines how the concept of realism applies to minor literature by retrieving and expanding Georg Lukács’s understanding of realism as the deliberate negation of modernism. In Lukács’s view, realism distinctively expresses an aspiration to totality. Its most important device...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... for women as subjects. Shakespeare adapts the lost-child device from Roman new comedy to make female loss central to his tragicomic plots—much as it is to Woolf’s tragic narrative of Judith. New-comic plotting offers a provisional, conservative solution to the historical problem of the heiress...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 121–141.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., not theme and representation, at the center of the historically material practices of poetry. For superversive poetics, poems are not only representations but also quite singular machines, devices for body modification. Here the verse repertoire of Robert Browning’s Fifine at the Fair , in particular its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 413–445.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., this paratactic structure uses poetry to span the physical juxtapositions of books made by diverse agents of the press. By forging an inferential engagement with the design of the volume, Gascoigne resisted a system of publication bent on dispersing his writing and folded nonauthorial devices into the most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 281–313.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Timothy Anderson Abstract Alfred Forman’s translations of Richard Wagner’s operas are often derided for their weird diction and minute imitation of German poetic devices. Forman has seemed to represent a zealous and uncritical approach to Wagner that was typical of the early London Wagner Society...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 March 1942
... that style and mean- ing are interdependent and proposes to show the effect of Dr. John- son’s prose style on his meaning. Since the devices which charac- terize Johnson’s prose are complex structures with fundamental variations, Mr. Wimsatt argues that no mere tabulation of these devices...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (3): 276–277.
Published: 01 September 1956
... SISTERM. BERNETTAQUINN. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 1955. Pp. 263. $4.50. By “metamorphosis” Sister M. Bernetta Quinn means the poetic device of using any change of shape, state, or circumstances to indicate an emotional complex. ‘In this book she studies this poetic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 June 1955
... a slave, Who more intended to devoure, then save.33 In view of such services in the field of public relations, it was natural that kings encouraged emblem writers. By 1623 Tesauro could state that the device had reached its highest point, having been taken up by the academies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 195–206.
Published: 01 June 1940
...% Mekzillc’s StruggZe with the Angel technique of his craft. My purpose here is to illustrate the limita- tions of his technical skill by giving a brief survey of (1) the major technical devices he gradually cultivated in his early books, (2) the new artistic influences that produced Moby-Dick...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (1): 207–228.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of their competitors.6 Formal choices that try to “eradicate” their competitors. Devices— in the market: this is the idea. Formalism, and literary history. 6 Walter Benjamin, “Central Park” (1937–38), New German Critique 34 (1985): 37. MLQ 61.1-10Moretti.ak 6/1...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (3): 402–416.
Published: 01 September 1969
..., and the subtlest of gradations may defy outline, let alone nomenclature. In Der Schwierige the darker tones of the modern paradox are accompanied by a corresponding technical development: irony as a perspective of spirit is matched by irony as a dramatic device. (In none of the earlier comedies had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (3): 275–276.
Published: 01 September 1956
... Holyoke College The Metamorphic Tradition in Alodrrn Poetry. Ry SISTERM. BERNETTAQUINN. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 1955. Pp. 263. $4.50. By “metamorphosis” Sister M. Bernetta Quinn means the poetic device of using any change of shape, state, or circumstances...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (4): 425–428.
Published: 01 December 1971
.... ?‘wo separate studies struggle tor priority in The Idiom oJ’Drcimci. One is ii systematic inventory of the dramatist’s techniques and devices as these are perceived by the audience; the other is a set of close readings. held together by sameness of critical method, of the Oresteici, Hnmlel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 March 1968
... in this play the domestic tone of “middle-class Leip zigers” through carefully chosen vocabulary and skillfully employed stylis- tic devices (such as the contraction and elision of unaccented vowels, ellip sis, aposiopesis, and prose anadiplosis). The casual exposition in this drama, together...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (4): 333–338.
Published: 01 December 1959
... perhaps best characterized the appeal of this translation when he wrote, “This history has less the air of a narrative than of a dramatic presentation,” and noted the “lively pictures” which Berners’ style conveys.8 I should like to examine one of the stylistic devices which help to produce...