epithalamium

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an ode honoring a bride and bridegroom

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Barnard's title is also notable in that it turns the epithalamic lyric into a lament for the unmarried state, which also accords with Farmelant's title "The Unwed Maiden.
And although, for the moment, Hopkins' epithalamic stranger remains dressed, he is indeed a lusty intruder who "drops towards the river.
Similarly, Hopkins' epithalamic stranger hies headstrong towards his own wellbeing, a secluded pool where he can privately satisfy his sensual hunger with a watery communion, for "it is the best / There; sweetest, freshest, shadowiest; / Fairyland.
Recognizing the seductiveness of this inviting touch, Whitman embraces the water as a lover, hurling himself expectantly into its sousing arms, as do Hopkins' yo ung epithalamic bathers:
And, given the above, would we be overly surprised if those parted lips--armatured by many a rousing blast of a phallic trumpet--had inspired Hopkins with the same "flashing" passion we have already seen enveloping his epithalamic stranger, a passion clearly elucidated by Whitman in "The Mystic Trumpeter":
11), with all of its erotic connotations, could just as easily have been acquired at a Penmaen or epithalamic pool, where even listless strangers can partake in a watery communion with the "Thou mastering me / God," a God who is not only the "giver of breath and bread," but also t he giver of the "World's strand [and] sway of the sea" ("Deutschland," II.
Although hesitant, although fearful of the Whitmanesque "souse upon me of my lover the sea"--the liquid embodiment of an "eminently sexual, rapacious, and wholly virile God"--Hopkins' stranger nevertheless accepts the sensual treats offered by the epithalamic waterworld, and immediately "feasts: [for] lovely all is
One of the most significant of the epithalamic conventions that appears at the end of the novel is the inclusion of the fescennine element.
The ending is not abrupt; the epithalamic celebration is not merely conventional, but innovative in its focus on marriage rather than wedding conventions, realistic in its inclusion of fescennine elements, and appropriately dramatic in that the ending fulfills the needs of the plot.
Dated 1731, The Battle of the Poets imitates Fielding's style at the height of his career as a dramatist and, if not by Fielding, it nevertheless illustrates contemporary interest in the epithalamic tradition.
The author of these lines knew full well the sympathetic insights, humorous content, and bawdy potential of the epithalamic formula.
16) It is possible, therefore, to consider Fielding's integration of the epithalamic motifs at the end of Joseph Andrews to be another innovative form in a tradition of synthesis and harmony.
The marriage episode at the conclusion of the novel, which I have characterized epithalamic, follows the diurnal pattern of the classical models.
But a secondary effect of this passage realizes the characteristics of the epithalamic, which describes behaviour realistically without diminishing the virtue of the characters.
Michael Neill reads it as an equivocal combination of epithalamic and epitaphic patterns that resounds through the play.