Gillian Rudd

in Greenery

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780719072482
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701713 | DOI:

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This chapter studies the term ‘earth’ and its attendant associations. It determines that there is a myriad of entries for this short word, which indicates that it offers many opportunities for the kind of allusive and elusive poetry one can find in lyrics. This chapter is concerned mostly with the readings of medieval English lyrics and their use of the term ‘earth’.

Keywords: earth; attendant associations; allusive poetry; elusive poetry; medieval English; lyrics

Chapter.  11394 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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