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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...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 527–552.
Published: 01 December 2020
... some of the methodological impasses of contemporary literary studies. This essay considers description as it emerges from the history of the poetry of praise, endeavoring to show how praise, properly understood, may be the alternative to critique for which literary scholars have been searching...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 27–53.
Published: 01 March 2021
... both psalmic theology and skeptical philosophy. james_kuzner@brown.edu Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021 “The Flower” George Herbert Paul Celan praise poetry Psalms Remembering and forgetting participate at the festival where Lordship and Bondage cease...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 567–577.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the ineluctable substrate of any description. The notion of description without interpretation is but an expedient fiction or a matter of willful naïveté.” But after succinctly disposing of this untenable distinction, he goes on—through an elucidation of the genre of praise poetry, as opposed to the genre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (2): 177–191.
Published: 01 June 1967
... yearning for “one word” that “were Lightning” (CH 111.97) has become an awareness that there are only many words. The belief in a mystic power of the creating word, which lies behind the stanzas on poetry in the third canto of Childe Harold, does not exist for the author of Don Juan, who praises...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 1970
...: Forgive (Original Mildness) this ill-govern’d zeal, ’Tis all the angry slighted Muse can do In the pollution of these days; No province now is left her but to rail, And Poetry has lost the art to praise...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 553–566.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for postcolonial literary critics, though for very different reasons. Dean’s enriching analysis of the long history of praise poetry and the use of epideixis in the poems of Mark Doty could enable a renewed emphasis on poetry, a neglected genre in postcolonial literary studies. The sidelining of poetry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (3): 227–246.
Published: 01 September 1981
... compared to the parts of broken mu- sic. “The Altar” presents the ensuing poems as poetry of praise in the form of part-music emerging from the shards of the poet’s heart, re- constituted as musical parts harmoniously fitted together (“Meets in this frame The idea is echoed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (3): 234–259.
Published: 01 September 1976
... and Elizabeth I. Wisdom is the theory of Frank Manley in his edition, John Donne: The Anniversaries (Baltimore, 1963), pp. 18-50. The last view is from Barbara K. Lewalski’s description of the object of Donne’s poetry of compliment in Donne’s “Anniver- saries” and the Poetry of Praise: The Creation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 523–535.
Published: 01 December 1965
... of epic poetry is discussed in 0.B. Hardi- son, Jr., The Enduring Monument: A Study of the Idea of Praise in Renaissance Literary Theory and Practice (Chapel Hill, 1962); and E. M. W. Tillyard, The English Epic and Its Background (London, 1954). 5 Preface to Annus Mirabilis, in Essuys, I, 18...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 1947
..., and parallelism. If, as Professor Krutch insists, “neoclassical poetry had entered into a decadent stage” by the time “London” appeared (1738), then of course he is committed to damn “The Vanity of Human Wishes” with faint praise. “One superiority over Lodott,” he says, “it cer- tainly has...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 591–594.
Published: 01 December 2016
... they garden or commute. Harvard, where Teskey is a professor, has specialized in this market for several decades—and Harvard be praised for it. Who among us does not look forward to reading Jill Lepore and Louis Menand in the New Yorker ? What soul is so base as to scorn Steph Burt’s poetry reviews because...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 395–403.
Published: 01 December 1982
...). This conception of Jonson’s poetry is worked out in two introduc- tory essays and three chapters on individual poems. In the former, Peterson not only documents Jonson’s theories of imitation and po- etic praise, but also establishes a lexicon of Jonson’s language of praise. Drawing on such varied...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (1): 147–150.
Published: 01 March 1941
..., realistic diction, wit), and assuming therefrom an identity of purpose. Frost, MacLeish and Auden (6) are also analyzed in relation to the above aims; Auden particularly for his assimilation of dis- cords into a pattern, but, as would be expected, that poetry of his is praised...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 June 2006
...: “Comprehensiveness is achieved by the . . . shock that explodes all claims to totality” (10); “each poem . . . execute[s] the impos- sible possibility and the possible impossibility of praising by not praising” (78); “Pindar remains to be the beginning of lyric poetry, precisely because Ronsard is the first...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (2): 274–278.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the writ- ing throughout: “Comprehensiveness is achieved by the . . . shock that explodes all claims to totality” (10); “each poem . . . execute[s] the impos- sible possibility and the possible impossibility of praising by not praising” (78); “Pindar remains to be the beginning of lyric poetry...