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Classical Genres and English Poetry.

Author: William H Race
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge revivals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1988, this study explains how certain genres created by Classical poets were adapted and sometimes transformed by the poets of the modern world, beginning with the Tudor poets' rediscovery of the Classical heritage. Most of the long-lived poetic genres are discussed, from familiar examples like the hymn, elegy and eulogy, to less familiar topics such as the recusatio (refusal to write certain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Race, William H.
Classical Genres and English Poetry (Routledge Revivals).
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William H Race
ISBN: 9781317620716 1317620712
OCLC Number: 886111079
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Modifying the Poetic Tradition: The Recusatio; 2. Introducing a Subject: The Priamel; 3. Poetry and the Visual Arts: The Ekphrasis; 4. The Rhetoric of Lament and Consolation; 5. The Argument of Carpe-diem Poems; 6. Forms of Persuasion in Hymns; 7. Praise and Counsel: Eulogy; Conclusion; Additional Examples; Select Bibliography; Index of Authors and Works; Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Routledge revivals.

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Straightforward explanation, with plentiful use of examples, of the genres in classical poetry and their influence on modern poets. The poets discussed range from the Romans to Yeats and Auden.  Read more...

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