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The Poetics of Natural History in Annus Mirabilis.(Critical Essay)
April 1, 2000... In "An Account of the Ensuing Poem," John Dryden describes his Annus Mirabilis: the Year of Wonders, 1666 as "Historical" rather than "Epick" on the grounds that "the Action is not properly one" but "broken."(1) The poem, as a matter of fact, lays out two discrete actions: the Second...
Milton and the Monument Topos: "On Shakespeare," "Ad Joannem Rousium," and Poems (1645).(Critical Essay)
April 1, 2000... Critics have frequently regarded the publication of Poems of Mr. John Milton in 1645 as the author's introduction of himself as a poet to a reading public which knew him mainly as a political controversialist. The extent and precise character of the public to which Milton addressed...
"There Is Our Commission": Writing and Authority in Measure for Measure and the London East India Company.(Critical Essay)
April 1, 2000... The parting instructions that begin Measure for Measure are strikingly cryptic. The Duke is copious with maxims but short on particulars. His opening speech to Escalus is incoherent: Of government the properties to unfold Would seem in me t'affect speech and discourse, ...
From the Seat of the Pyle? A Reading of Maxims I, Lines 138-40.(Critical Essay)
April 1, 2000... The three-part collection of Old English poetic maxims and other gnomic material in the Exeter Book which is known as Maxims I contains several discrete, individually-structured, short-item lists. Examples are lines 71-74, Forst sceal freosan, fyr wudu meltan etc.,(1) and 129-31, Scyld...
Die Donau als Paradigma der Kreativitat bei Wordsworth und Holderlin.(Critical Essay)
April 1, 2000... Wir haben uns seit langem daran gewohnt, die Thematisierung des Gegensatzes zwischen gottlicher Gegenwart im Osten und transzendenter Leere im Westen als kennzeichnend fur Holderlins Werk uberhaupt aufzufassen. Die Gedichte "Brot und Wein" oder "Friedensfeier" mogen dafur beispielhaft...