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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 265–267.
Published: 01 June 1999
... and neo-Aristotelian- ism in the Renaissance to T. S. Eliot’s holistic view of poetic diction, aes- thetic cognition, and the role of the canon. The usual issues are all touched on: the struggle over the aesthetic dignity of the English language during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in a more pivotal role for the overall argument. Adams’s treatment of Pope establishes one of his 114 MLQ March 2014 study’s central motifs, namely, the use of “sanitizing poetic diction” (21) as a strategy for containing the internal violence of epic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 106–111.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in a more pivotal role for the overall argument. Adams’s treatment of Pope establishes one of his 114 MLQ March 2014 study’s central motifs, namely, the use of “sanitizing poetic diction” (21) as a strategy for containing the internal violence of epic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of “sanitizing poetic diction” (21) as a strategy for containing the internal violence of epic historicism. Focusing on Pope’s translation of the Iliad, Adams foregrounds the many instances in which the original’s lavish depictions of martial cruelty have been soft- ened, abstracted, or simply omitted so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in a more pivotal role for the overall argument. Adams’s treatment of Pope establishes one of his 114 MLQ March 2014 study’s central motifs, namely, the use of “sanitizing poetic diction” (21) as a strategy for containing the internal violence of epic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 387–398.
Published: 01 December 1951
.... 387 388 Poetic Diction of ‘The Gawain-Poet’ outlook. . . . In this way it is hoped that differences within and among the groups may stand out clearly.”6 This is followed by lists of “chiefly alliterative” words found in the following “more or less chronological groups”:8...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 483–486.
Published: 01 December 1992
...- down . . . the breakdown in the surface of metaphor" (p. 288). As with the 1 Printing Technology, Letters, and SamuelJohnson (Princeton, N.J.:Princeton University Press, 1987). 486 REVIEWS poetic diction of eighteenthcentury descriptive...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 321–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., it is beginning to look as if received narratives of literary history generally lead scholars to overestimate the pace of change. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 literary reviewing distant reading poetic diction literary prestige longue durée Because advocates of distant...
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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 (1951) 12 (2): 236–237.
Published: 01 June 1951
... are impressive, particularly in the documentation afforded of the wide use of poetic diction before the eighteenth century. Appendix B contains a list of common poetic paraphrases (“finny tribe,” “gem plumed’) ; to read through the section on fish is depressing but illuminat- ing. Again...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (2): 181–191.
Published: 01 June 1961
..., poetic ambiguity achieved through the conventional metaphoric use of language. Even in its most extreme form, the traditional metaphoric ambiguity of poetic diction, created by the rhetorical figures of speech-allegories, similes, images, and symbols-implies an obvious and understandable com...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 17–36.
Published: 01 March 1948
... in general, poetic diction and content, earlier periods, and the poetic genres. The reader should bear in mind throughout that judgments in the Critical (started as rival to Ralph Griffiths’ Whig Monthly) are apt to be biased by a strong Tory prejudice, and by the then customary “log-rolling...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 1971
... of the minor vernaculars and from the extensive Neo-Latin literature of the Renaissance. -1’he five essays deal with “‘I’he Petrarchan Manner,” “European Pe- trarchism as ’I’rainirig in Poetic Diction,” “Conventional Safety Valves,” “’l‘he Political l’etrarchism of the Virgin Queen,” and “Lynkeus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 374–375.
Published: 01 September 1950
... which is almost entirely modern in its diction into an old-fashioned, less alive text. But it is probably demanding too much to expect a translator to make full use of modern English poetic diction which is, after all, still in the making. Professor August Closs of Bristol University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 101–114.
Published: 01 March 1940
... upon the careful avoid- ance of trite words, clichks of all sorts. This conscious avoidance of a so-called “poetic diction,” combined with the intense subjectivity of their poetry and excessive desire for originality, resulted in the extravagant use of archaic, rare, newly-coined words...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 356–363.
Published: 01 September 1949
... could only arrive at a state of imponderable dissimilarities. However, the value of the attempted comparisons between these unlikenesses (in the regions of diction and poetic metaphor) lies in the fact that such distinctions do provoke the mind to certain prob- lems in mcaning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2002
... the modernity of old stanzas and archaic expressions—the young poet’s ancestral inheritance, made new by its very estrangement. An honorable embodiment of poetic diction, the leech-gatherer signi- fies not the decrepitude of the past but its uncanny revival, even its youth, with his feet and head meeting...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (2): 242–244.
Published: 01 June 1968
... of Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning, have expressed astute philological criticisms of these problems. Though Stevens does not ap• proach them directly, the same problems crop up in his prose and often are implicit in the objectives of his poetry. Their importance to a study of the poetry of thought...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 355–356.
Published: 01 December 1958
... believed that fiction should provide an exemplary pattern of manners and employ a formal type of language, not unlike the poetic diction in favor during her youth. In her later novels, although the wave of sentiment was receding, she emphasized stiffness of speech and stuffiness in her...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 354–355.
Published: 01 December 1958
.... Indeed, Fanny rejected one of her early suitors, a Mr. Barlow, because she found his conversation “stiff, studied, and affected.” But she believed that fiction should provide an exemplary pattern of manners and employ a formal type of language, not unlike the poetic diction in favor during...