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sensitive

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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XLII So fair, so sweet, withal so sensitive

Edited by Helen Darbishire and Ernest Selincourt.

in The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. 4: Evening Voluntaries; Itinerary Poems of 1833; Poems of Sentiment and Reflection; Sonnets Dedicated to Liberty and Order; Miscellaneous Poems; Inscriptions; Selections From Chaucer; Poems Referring to the Period of Old Age; Epitaphs and Elegiac Pieces; Ode-Intimations of Immortality (Second Edition)

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So fair, so sweet, withal so sensitive,

The Sensitive-Plant: Evaluation and the Self-Conscious Poem: Shelley (2)

Michael O'Neill.

in Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

July 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 9183 words.

This chapter focuses on The Sensitive-Plant. It examines the linked issues of evaluation and literary value, issues raised by thinking about the self-conscious poem. Such a poem, in...

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A Sensitive Body

Peter Otto.

in Blake’s Critique of Transcendence

October 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 14029 words.

This chapter analyses the part of William Blake The Four Zoas about Albion's death. This part of the poem described Los' work to establish the boundaries within which the fallen world would...

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‘The Sensitive-Plant’

Michael O'Neill.

in The Cambridge Quarterly

January 1996; p ublished online January 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Art; Film; Music. 0 words.

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‘The Sensitive Author’: George Eliot

Tom Sperlinger.

in The Cambridge Quarterly

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Art; Film; Music. 10397 words.

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The Poet, the Oyster, and Sensitive Plant

William Cowper.

Edited by John D. Baird and Charles Ryskamp.

in The Poems of William Cowper, Vol. 1: 1748–1782

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An Oyster cast upon the shore

Making Digital Humanities Tools More Culturally Specific and More Culturally Sensitive

Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe and Timothy B. Powell.

in Teaching with Digital Humanities

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8073 words.

Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe and Timothy B. Powell describe how they use the design of digital platforms as teachable problems to engage students in a digital humanities course about the stories...

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‘The enlightened energy of parental affection’: post-revolutionary schemes of education

Richard De Ritter.

in Imagining women readers, 1789-1820

February 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 15396 words.

This chapter addresses the relationship between acts of reading and British responses to the French Revolution. In the work of authors such as Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Hamilton, William...

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Apotheker Heinrich

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A once widely read novel by H. Heiberg, published in 1885. Heinrich, a well-to-do pharmacist, marries at 48 Dora, the 18-year-old daughter of a friend. Dora, sensitive and sentimental, has...

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Judie Angell

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1937–), American author of both lighthearted and hard-hitting young adult novels. Her first book, In Summertime It's Tuffy (1977), recalled her summer camp experiences. Other titles...

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Pietro Chiari

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1711–85)

a versatile writer and cleric from Brescia, very active in Venice from 1746 He was sensitive to public taste as well as open to French influences and to Enlightenment ...

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Madison Cawein

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1865–1914),

prolific writer of poems dealing with his native Kentucky, its scenes and its people. Lacking the faculty of self-criticism, he published 36 volumes, in which his...

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Miriam Cohen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1926–), children's writer known for her sensitive portrayal of the ups and downs of young children. Cohen was born in Brooklyn, New York, and spent a year at Antioch College ...

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Bracknels: A Family Chronicle

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Forrest Reid, 1911, Edward Arnold.

Young Denis Bracknel is the odd, sensitive son of a philistine family. His father is a self-made man, a Belfast merchant, and a dogmatic bully ...

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Der Sandmann

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A story by E. T. A. Hoffmann, written in 1815 and published in 1816 in volume 1 of Nachtstücke. The central figure, Nathanael, is sensitive to a brooding presence of ...

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Wertherism

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Morbid sentimentality, regarded as characteristic of Werther, the hero of Goethe's romance ‘Die Leiden des jungen Werther’ (1774), a sensitive artist who is at odds with the world and...

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When It Was Dark: The Story of a Great Conspiracy

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

‘Guy Throne’, 1903, Greening.

Basil Gortre, the strong-minded, sensitive curate of St Thomas's, an outpost of ‘chilly, dour Christianity’ at Walktown, Lancashire, is about to leave...

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Woman to Man

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1949),

the second volume of poems published by Judith Wright, takes its title from the opening poem, a delicate, sensitive, yet forthright statement of the special relationship...

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Charles de Lint

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1951– )

Canadian writer, born in Bussum, the Netherlands; author of a distinctive urban fantasy drawing upon local and European folklore. The Onion Girl (2001) sensitively...

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Michèle Perrein

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(b. 1935).

French novelist and essayist whose texts have a strong feminist and regional flavour. La Sensitive (1956) creates the prototype of her independent heroines who...

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