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Although we cannot expect great poetic innovations in these sonnets, we must credit Francesca Turini Bufalini with having composed her encomiastic poems in a somber way, without technical exaggerations.
In addition to Boudicca, figures from mythology, classical literature, and the Bible--Diana, Cynthia, Pallas Athena, Astraea, Hippolyta, Penthesilea, Deborah, Judith, and Esther for example--are all commonly used in encomiastic and nationalist texts, while Elizabeth is also connected (although less frequently) to figures such as Zenobia, Semiramis, Artemisia, and Camilla.
Collectively, these essays suggest that the Bernini family, and specifically Gianlorenzo himself, were engaged during the last decade of the artist's life in a project of encomiastic (auto)biography that sought to rehabilitate a reputation in crisis in the years following Bernini's unsuccessful trip to France.
If one examines other specimens of Homeric encomia or even works which are not formally encomia but contain encomiastic elements one can see the general strategies that Dio had available to him (amplification, auxesis, of the topic of praise introduced at the beginning of the speech).
54) As such this rhetorical device proved an indispensable constituent of panegyric, juridical, and encomiastic genres.
9; 17) gives the names of two individuals whose virtues he himself extolled in encomiastic speeches at the conclusion of their terms: Sex.
As the Italian historian Claudio Rendina has written, Pasquino 'speaks without respite with a voice which is simultaneously academic and amateur, clerical and antipapal, encomiastic and slanderous, politically committed and light-heartedly disengaged, decorous and foulmouthed, noble and, ultimately, plebeian.
She makes use of his commentaries, but above all of his seven encomiastic homilies on praise of Paul.
Although rich meditations on squandered or misdirected cultural possibility, each is encomiastic and prospective r ather than elegiac and nostalgic.
In the main, these are either gratuitously encomiastic or post-pranidal.
And the book here under review is but another tendentious foray intended to be "about theatrical performance [of Shakespearean plays] at the end of the twentieth century (2), or a summation of "an important theoretical advance in the performance criticism of Shakespeare," or so the encomiastic tribute of the publisher trumpets on the back cover.
Adapting the concept of "demesne," or domain, from Paul Alpers's work on the lyric, Montrose shows how Spenser, in the years between the 1590 and 1596 publications of The Faerie Queene, fashioned a poetic domain of increasing public authority, directing the encomiastic energies he had expended on the epic to the smaller lyric and narrative forms of Colin Clouts Come Home Again, Amoretti, and Epithalamion.
The line "And the nations praising them far off" hints both at the encomiastic role of the biographical narrator and introduces the contrast between provincial isolation and public celebration that dominates the biography.
A prolific and fluent poet, he had written some forty works by the time of his death, ranging from short occasional pieces to stately encomiastic epics such as his Gustavidos Libri ix (Leiden, 1632) which celebrates the achievements and victories of the famous Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus.
They are encomiastic, in praise of the visiting Hadrian and Sabina, but Balbilla manages the flattery with artistry, even charm.
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