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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 437–445.
Published: 01 December 1951
...Tristram P. Coffin Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 COLERIDGE’S USE OF THE BALLAD STANZA IN “THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER” By TRISTRAMP. COFFIN In the telling of a supernatural story such as “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner...
Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (2): 147–159.
Published: 01 June 1970
... experience. The contrast makes us wonder why Chaucer did something more intricate for Troilus. In the last seventeen stanzas, we find shifts in point of view, authorial intrusion, changes of subject, and multiple closures. The sense of disorder caused by those character- istics has been the basis...
Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 306–322.
Published: 01 September 1966
... of the poem-its dramatic structure.6 It is my conten- tion that “In Memory of Major Robert Gregory” has an interesting variant on the consolation theme, contained not in the last few stanzas or lines of the elegy, as was customary in the conventional form, but in its total rhetorical framework...
Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 310–317.
Published: 01 December 1956
... no indication that the development it presents is a poet’s progress; this more restricted meaning derives from the context at the end of Algabal. Whether or not the individual stanzas are taken to refer specifically to the published volumes of George’s verse, they cannot be reduced...
Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (3): 285–304.
Published: 01 September 1967
...” The continually shifting tension and interplay between these atti- tudes provide the psychological drama of “The Garden.” The voice and attitude of the Body dominate the poet’s consciousness during the first five stanzas, and I should like to begin with the famous fifth stanza which celebrates the Body...
Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 27–53.
Published: 01 March 2021
... memorable uses of poetic technique—a couplet that seems almost to sever itself from its stanza, for instance, and a simile that carves out its own little narrative—serve forgetting’s purposes. It’s as though Herbert wants me to remember to forget, or to not forget to forget. I frame dynamics between...
Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (3): 272–292.
Published: 01 September 1975
...- gory comprises the relationship between a unit made up of two passages in the play and what I take to be an analogous unit formed by two stanzas of the “Ode.” For easy reference I have placed these speeches (as Keats marked them) and stanzas in an appendix. One of the most prominent...
Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 65–80.
Published: 01 March 2016
... rhythm and rhyme, are well suited for theorizing the repetitions of political power through their own intrinsic repetitiveness. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 repetition politics rhythm rhyme Spenserian stanza The natural sciences and the quantitative social sciences...
Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (3): 284–297.
Published: 01 September 1953
... not only of the vital principle of spring but also of existence itself. Before proceeding with the analysis of the poem, let us further con- sider that motif of darkness and light already mentioned. The image of light appears in the very first stanza, where it is associated with the concept...
Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (1): 3–6.
Published: 01 March 1953
..., 1561. The manuscript contains the following items : 1. Lydgate’s Life of Our Lady (foll. la-65b). The poem, a life of the Virgin Mary in 5,932 lines, of rime-royal stanzas, begins imyer- fectly (omitting the first 1,253 lines) on fol. la with line 365 of Book II.3 2. “King Henry VI’s...
Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 339–353.
Published: 01 December 1975
... of three stresses, which provide the distinctive rhythm of the tail-rhyme romances. These lines rhyme with one another arid divide the four couplets. The standard rhyme-scheme is, then, aab ccb cldb eeb, with b representing the tail-line. About sixty per cent of the stanzas in Athelston follow...
Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (4): 348–366.
Published: 01 December 1977
... of repetition is of utmost importance: repetition denies yet acknowledges origin and the lyric art of the Yarrow poems is an elaborate working-out of the poetics of repetition. The first four stanzas of “Yarrow Unvisited” present a factual reason for not going to Yarrow, while the last four...
Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 394–411.
Published: 01 December 1948
.... We must read to the end of the stanza before it becomes apparent that, instead, he is pleading for death as an escape from a world made intolerable by his bereavement. The poet, however, does not imply that his life has been suddenly blighted by this one sorrow. Con- sidered in its...
Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (1): 100–125.
Published: 01 March 1992
... in alliterative verse that combine form and theme have been noted before.’ My purpose here is to draw attention to a previously unrecognized combined motif in two poems in the thirteen-line allit- erative stanza.*The intrinsic interest of the motif is enhanced by its evi- dent continuity...
Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 259–264.
Published: 01 September 1946
... and the Prioress‘s Prologue, and the Invocations to Venus in the House of Fame and the Parliament of Fowls. I The fourth stanza of the Second Nun’s Invocacio ad Muriam was of course translated from two tercets of St. Bernard’s prayer to the Virgin...
Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (2): 194–210.
Published: 01 June 1947
... copy. Coleridge printed this for the first time in 1898 and dated it 1805 (I, 229-30). 4. MS 6527 “Mary Ann was a spinster in Southwell well known” 12 pp. 4to. 23 stanzas of 6 lines each. Page 12 is blank except for 17 rows of Byron’s familiar...
Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 3–20.
Published: 01 March 1971
.... 3 4 “A GES-I‘ OF KOHYN HODE” Class consciousness is evident in the opening stanzas of the ballad: Lythe and listin, gentilmen, That be of frebore blode; I shall you tel of a gode yeman...
Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 March 1952
... fails to explain the peculiar English slant on the enemy French which appears in Chau- cer’s second stanza, where the tone of its criticism suggests that the informant was, not a Spaniard, but a patriotic Englishman. In fact, the brutal assassination in March, 1369, of King Pedro...
Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (2): 158–163.
Published: 01 June 1963
...Charles Parish Copyright © 1963 by Duke University Press 1963 CHRISTOPHER SMART’S “PILLARS OF THE LORD” By CHARLESPARISH Stanzas 31-37 of the Song to David have been called “the most puzzling passage of the poem.”l About this section Smart’s only...
Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 81–84.
Published: 01 March 1947
...; it is beheld on1 by him “whose strenuous tongue / Can burst Joy’s grape against his palate $e.” 81 82 Keats’s ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ The Nightingale moves as a whole with the same steady advance and withdrawal as does the Grecian Urn. Stanzas I1 and 111...