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‘A Law in This Matter to Himself’: Contextualizing Milton's Divorce Tracts

Sharon Achinstein.

in The Oxford Handbook of Milton

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 5689 words.

The divorce tracts, which consist of four prose pamphlets published between August 1643 and March 1645, represent a significant and underappreciated development in John Milton's theorizing...

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‘A Mind of Most Exceptional Energy’: Verse Rhythm in Paradise Lost

John Creaser.

in The Oxford Handbook of Milton

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 9266 words.

The sketch of prosodic theory presented in this article helps to clarify how the blank verse of Paradise Lost is virtually a new beginning and transmits a quite un-Shakespearean energy....

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Allegory and Enchantment

Jason Crawford.

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 240 pages.

This book is about the genealogies of modernity, and about the lingering power of some of the cultural forms against which modernity defines itself: religion, magic, the sacramental, the...

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Allegory, Emblem, and Symbol

Kenneth Borris.

in The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser

October 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 10184 words.

This article focuses on Spenserian allegory. Comparable to Dante in his importance for allegory, Spenser creatively expanded its potential throughout his literary life. But the experimental...

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Allusion

Marcus Walsh.

in The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800

October 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 10032 words.

Beginning with an examination of some of the ways in which allusion was conceptualized in the eighteenth century, this chapter focuses on verbal literary allusion, which exists on the...

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Allusions and Distinctions

Joshua Scodel.

in The Work of Form

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 7283 words.

This essay considers how Jonson deploys decasyllabic couplets to situate his verse in relation to his Roman models, contemporary English epigrammatists, and both ancient and Renaissance...

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<i>Amoretti</i> and <i>Epithalamion</i> (1595)

Roland Greene.

in The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser

October 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 7173 words.

This article discusses how Amoretti and Epithalamion singly and together clear a space in late Elizabethan poetry. The Amoretti and the Epithalamion establish themselves in relation to an...

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The anniversary poem

Graham Roebuck.

in The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 5889 words.

One of Donne's compositions the Anniversary Poem is the focus of this article. The literary record of the life and death of Mistress Elizabeth Drury might have been a very dull affair, soon...

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The Anti-Episcopal Tracts: Republican Puritanism and the Truth in Poetry

Nigel Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Milton

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 9839 words.

John Milton's five tracts against the idea of bishops in the Church of England argue one essential point: that there is no justification for the position of bishop (as opposed to minister)...

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Archival research

Lara M. Crowley.

in The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 3807 words.

Archival research on the works of John Donne is the essence of this article. ‘What Printing-presses yield we think good store, but what is writ by hand we reverence more’. Edmund Blunden's...

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