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Synonyms for eclogue

a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life

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The gloss to the word "couthe" in line ten of the opening eclogue, "Januarie," offers a glimpse into the Harvey circle at Cambridge.
33) In the mass for Christmas at Rouen Cathedral the priest said: "Maro, Maro, Vates Gentilium, Da Christo Testimonium" ("Maro, Maro, prophet of the gentiles / give witness to Christ "), and another priest named as "Virgilius" replied: "Ecce polo dimissa solo nova progenies est" ("Behold, a new offspring is sent from heaven to earth," a paraphrase of Eclogue IV.
In "corydon & alexis," Powell invokes at once Virgil's second eclogue and Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain":
Likewise, Schleuse remarks that the text of the six-voice madrigal "Sovra le lucid'acque" is in fact Vecchi's own reworking of Torquato Tasso's madrigale libero "Sovra le verdi chiome," with the addition of references to Jacopo Sannazzaro's third eclogue from Arcadia.
He connects Isaiah's prophecy to Virgil's in the 4th Eclogue, through the writings of the humanist poets of the Coryciana, which are devoted to the painting and sculpture of the Goritz pier.
In the sixth eclogue, after the shepherd Meliboeus has expressed sorrow over soldiers confiscating his farmland, Tityrus, a fellow shepherd, attempts to comfort him by explaining that "the sorrowful theme of warfare" is not viable as a "rural subject" for poetry and song (30).
There is in his first eclogue both praise for Octavian's masterful handling of a national crisis and also lament for the human cost--with no small element of implicit blame for the chief political agents of the time.
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.
Lewis thought that there was something more than coincidence in the medieval notion that Virgil's fourth Eclogue prophesies the birth of Christ (then in the near future), and appreciated the symbolism of his serving as Dante's guide in the Commedia.
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.
Her first publication outside of Stellenbosch was an article on Robert Frost's 'Build Soil', a poem based on Vergil's Eclogue 1, in the Pietermaritzburg-based Theoria (1985).
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.
The same happens to Tityrus in Eclogue 1, the opening line which Vergil refers to in line 566 with a strong verbal echo.
The Eclogue by Finzi himself is far more genuine in its effect, a grave rumination which hints at deeper feelings beneath a generally serene surface.
Kuhn, Joseph 2008 "'Cold pastoral': Irony and the eclogue in the poetry of the Southern Fugitives", Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 44: 539-548.