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Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option strategy involving either a purchased call and a written put or a written call and a purchased put for the same expiry date (cf. conversion; reverse conversion). Also known as a c...

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The Triumph of Icarus: Sam Cooke and the Creative Spirit

Peter Guralnick.

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

December 2011; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 6527 words.

A preeminent gospel singer of his day, Sam Cooke made a highly successful crossover in 1957 with “You Send Me.” Composed by Cooke himself, it was his first pop single. The song went on to...

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A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Virginia F. Smith.

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 256 pages.

Mention Robert Frost and people instantly think of snowy woods and less-traveled paths and rural neighbors meeting to fix their stone fence. But what does Robert Frost have to do with...

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Gordon, William (1770–1820), Gaelic poet

C. L. Kingsford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 356 words.

Gordon, William (1770–1820), Gaelic poet, was born on 20 November 1770 at Creech, in Sutherland. Aged over twenty he entered the army, and served in the Reay fencibles in Ireland until...

Samson Agonistes and Milton's Sensible Ethics

Elizabeth D. Harvey.

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). 9363 words.

This article examines Samson Agonistes's anatomization of the liminal territory. It is claimed that this interface is manifested in the poem's quite remarkable attention to the array of...

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Religion and Ethics

Gavin Hopps.

in The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 8389 words.

This chapter, which examines the legitimacy of the persistent association of Shelley with atheism, begins by looking at his prose writings on religion. These include A Refutation of Deism, null...

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