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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 (2023) 84 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
... encouraged her taste and corrected her judgment; he made reading useful by talking to her of what she read, and heightened its attraction by judicious praise” (20). But when Edmund hands Fanny the Idler essays, he indicates that she might need a break from her break, that is, from the aesthetic education...
Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (3): 317–322.
Published: 01 September 1974
...Arnold Stein Barbara Kiefer Lewalski. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973. ix + 386 pp. $16.50. Copyright © 1974 by Duke University Press 1974 REVIEWS Donne’s “Anniversaries” and lhe Poetry of Praise: The Creation of a Sym- bolic Mode...
Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 477–478.
Published: 01 September 1942
... 477 The Praise of Folly. By DESIDERIUSERASMUS. Translated from the the Latin with an Essay and Commentary, by HOYTHOPEWELL HUDSON.Princeton, New Jersey : The Princeton University Press, 1941. Pp. 166. $2.50. The commonly reprinted translations of Erasmus’ Praise...
Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 107–123.
Published: 01 June 1987
...Paul Yachnin Copyright © 1987 by Duke University Press 1987 A GAME AT CHESS THOMAS MIDDLETON’S “PRAISE OF FOLLY” By PAULYACHNIN Thomas Middleton’s Game at Chess might have been a play...
Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 124–144.
Published: 01 June 1987
...Everett Zimmerman Copyright © 1987 by Duke University Press 1987 SWIFT’S SCATOLOGICAL POETRY A PRAISE OF FOLLY By EVERETTZIMMERMAN Pope defends his scatology by asserting that he, like “Virgzl in his Georgzcs...
Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 1970
...Kathryn Montgomery Harris Copyright © 1970 by Duke University Press 1970 “OCCASIONS SO FEW” SATIRE AS A STRATEGY OF PRAISE IN SWIFT’S EARLY ODES By KATHRYNMONTGOMERY HARRIS The recent...
Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 527–552.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the methodological impasses of contemporary literary studies. Epideixis, a basic mode of pointing or linguistic ostension, confers value, often by way of praise or blame, without trying to persuade its audience with the practical immediacy of political or forensic rhetoric. Drawing on the ordinary language...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Simon Park Abstract Readers of Diogo Bernardes’s (ca. 1530–ca. 1595) poetry have long praised the brandura (gentleness) of his work. But what brandura meant and how favorably it was viewed depended on context. Brandura was associated with the middle style, with mastery of elocutio...
Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 187–205.
Published: 01 June 2023
... the relationship between place, detail, and narrative in Teju Cole’s Open City (2011), which has often been praised for its intimate portrayal of New York. With Open City Cole offers a metanarrative commentary on the detail’s function in previous literary periods and modes, from the nineteenth-century novel’s...
Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (3): 227–246.
Published: 01 September 1981
... was used for settings of the Psalms, the scriptural model of the The Temple-to represent the interplay be- tween divine and human voices. Herbert introduces an allusion to part-music in “The Altar,” the first lyric of The Temple, as he describes his poetic goal-to praise God-and the manner...
Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 157–160.
Published: 01 June 1943
... appeared, he had lifted himself from obscur- ity to fame. While so doing he attacked de Pure, Boursault, and Quinault, but not Boyer or de Vise; he made special mention of Cor- neille’s Attila, but not of his Swtorius; he praised Alexudre, but not Andromaque. Why he made these selections may...
Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 395–403.
Published: 01 December 1982
.... $35.00. RICHARDS. PEIERSON.Imitation and Praise in the Poems of Ben Jonson. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 198 1. xxii + 247 pp. $18.50. Selected Essays, new ed. (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950), p. 128. 395 396...
Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (3): 341–344.
Published: 01 September 1945
... believe the high praise which Opitz bestows SLaudatio Funebris, / Memoriae ac honori / serenissimi principis / Ulde- rici / potentiss. Dan. Regis F. / Haredis Norvagia, summi Copiarum Eques- trium / Saxonicarum Prafecti, Duarum Legionum / Ducis, / dicata / a Martino Opitio. See Bates...
Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 158–167.
Published: 01 June 1949
... review as very favorable to Word~worth.~It is indeed a skillful blending ot’ negative criticism and high praise. For example, Hazlitt notes that \Vordsworth has an “intense intellectual egotism’’ which “swallows up every thing” ; that “the evident scope and tendency of Mr...
Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 279–311.
Published: 01 September 1998
... between their self-assessment and modern criti- cism, the poets characterize themselves as unfit to praise Gustavus because they excel in poetry of a light, witty, and lyrical vein, much as Graham Parry characterizes the Caroline court poets as figures of “modest stature whose “achievements...
Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (4): 411–413.
Published: 01 December 1978
... they went to the printer. The casual reader finds little besides bland generalities and fulsome praise in these pieces, but the careful and informed reader, as McFadden shows, will find much more. Properly understood, the bland generalities become reflections on important specific events...
Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (3): 247–275.
Published: 01 September 1995
...-poet’s works. The reasons for its lack of popularity are easy to discern. Instead of praising the virtue of “clannesse,” the poet chooses to accentuate the negative by denigrat- ing the corresponding vice, “fylpe of pe flesch,” which he illustrates with three biblical exempla that modern...
Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (3): 234–259.
Published: 01 September 1976
... subject of such praise is the Virgin Mary or someone like her: Astraea, Elizabeth I, Wisdom, or “virtue, or goodness, or divinity . . . incarnate in the individual praised . . . [an] image of God.”2 Donne’s verse letters to the Countess of Bedford and other noble- women are among...
Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 183–184.
Published: 01 June 1962
... formula is from Quintilian : “It is permissible to censure with counterfeited praise and praise under a pretense of blame.” Finally, some dictionaries extend irony’s meaning to any kind of mock or scoff; and Renaissance rhetorics classify irony as a trope and sometimes as a figure, as when...