eclogue


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a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life

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In evoking the desire for revenge on the part of the victims of European slave traders, the West Indian Eclogues particularly resonate with Chatterton's "Heccar and Gaira: An African Eclogue.
The third Eclogue could easily be related to the concept of a modern-day 'rap-battle'.
In the first Eclogue a spring is the center of the locus amoenus in which the shepherds Salicio and Nemoroso lament their lost loves, and the Tagus river is mentioned relatively briefly (17).
On the contrary, this eclogue stands as fertile textual ground to examine Sceve's developing poetic creativity--one that manifested itself in its lyrical maturity in the Delie (1544) and again in his bucolic masterpiece, La Saulsaye (1547).
Like Virgil in the fourth Eclogue, in which he predicts the return of Astroea to the world, Dante expects the flourishing of the Earth under Justice.
Thunder (2001), Midwest Eclogue (2007), and Never-Ending Birds (2009).
Sitting in my hotel room in Swansea, an unfairly neglected Welsh city that has now been landed with the badge of being the heroin capital of Wales, I switched on the radio and caught Finzi's Eclogue for piano and string orchestra.
It is my contention in this essay that his work is not insignificant at all, that he achieves innovation thanks to his use of the classics and that his The Affectionate Shepheard owes much to his use of the classical model of Virgil's Eclogue II.
Perhaps less successful was Litton's rather lumpen performance of Finzi's delightful Eclogue for Piano and Strings, a piece full of English gentility and wistfulness which began rather ploddingly, but improved as it progressed.
An attempt to create a complete model for the Eclogues was made by Maury in 1944, (3) who saw in the book a symmetry around Eclogue 5 consisting of pairs of poems: Poems 1 and 9, 2 and 8, 3 and 7, 4 and 6.
56-7--to claim that his own carmina could surpass even those of Orpheus and Linus--anticipates Linus's starring role in Eclogue 6, where he is entrusted with the privilege of passing down to Gallus the calami of Hesiod.
There is a good introduction by Robert Hass who points out that poetry owes so much more to Greek civilisation than its creation of the words poem, poet, epic, eclogue and elegy: Greek verse has marked Western man's poetic vision for centuries.
This essay argues that Dante's resuscitation of the Virgilian pastoral in his Latin letter to the Bolognese proto-humanist Giovanni del Virgilio was the proximate model for Petrarch's own foray into the pastoral mode in the first eclogue of his Bucolicum Carmen and in the epistle that glosses it (Familiares 10.
Because he is not known to have published other eclogues, the title of the poem invites a question why Phrygius used the word 'prima' The poem contains pastoral elements, and its indebtedness to Virgil's first eclogue might have been one of the reasons to entitle it as "the first eclogue.