epithalamium


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an ode honoring a bride and bridegroom

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Its complex structure begs us to question whether the poem is an epithalamium or shattered sonnet, personal narrative or elegy.
Claudian in the De consolatu Stilichonis [properly, Epithalamium de nuptis Honorii] describes a most delightful garden in your Cyprus, oh excellent king, of which one may enumerate all the delights that prompt one to indulgence.
Interestingly, Lewis wrote an epithalamium (a postnuptial song), "The Small Man Order His Wedding" (Poems.
According to Schulz-Flugel, Gregory wrote this tract before his commentary on the Song of Songs; see her introduction to Gregorius Eliberritanus: Epithalamium 23-24, 55-56.
An extended version of his essay, titled 'Fernando Pessoa, Outsider Among English Poets', appeared in the Spring 1963 number of The Literary Review, together with samples of Pessoa's poetry in English: ten of the 35 Sonnets, an excerpt from Epithalamium and three of the Inscriptions.
In "FRAGMENT: Supposed to be an Epithalamium of Francis Ravaillac and Charlotte Corde," we note the following stanza (Shelley 2000):
Hence, the poem sides with landlords to condemn greedy labourers, is antagonistic towards Lollardy, and, most crucially, is seen as a heavenly epithalamium for Richard's dead bride Anne of Bohemia.
Supposed to be an Epithalamium of/ Francis Ravaillac/And Charlotte Corde" The speaker sounds very much like the young Percy Bysshe Shelley: "I ponder'd on the woes of lost mankind, / I ponder'd on the ceaseless rage of Kings.
When Gwendoline was finally performed at the Paris Opera in December 1893, he was so ill that he was unable to recognize his own music, commenting that the mighty Epithalamium in the second act sounded "pretty good
Testing the full implications of Whalley's argument as it applies to the novels in general would be a lengthy undertaking; for now I shall focus very specifically on the ending of Emma, which seems to me to bear a remarkable similarity to the poetic genre of the epithalamium, or marriage poem, despite the fact that it is prose.
Selections include Carlson and Weisl's "Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity"; Anna Roberts's "Helpful Widows, Virgins in Distress: Women's Friendship in French Romance of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries"; Weisl's "The Widow as Virgin: Desexualized Narrative in Christine de Pizan's Livre de la Cite des Dames"; Monika Otter's "Closed Doors: An Epithalamium for Queen Edith, Widow, and Virgin"; Sarah Salih's "Performing Virginity: Sex and Violence in the Katherine Group"; Susannah Mary Chewning's "The Paradox of Virginity within the Anchoritic Tradtion: The Masculine Gaze and the Feminine Body in the Wohunge Group"; Kathleen Coyne Kelly's "Useful Virgins in Medieval Hagiography"; Sandra Pierson Prior's "Virginity and Sacrifice in Chaucer's 'Physician's Tale"'; Kathleen M.
Both the form and the substance of the book call to mind--this may sound odd--Tennyson's In Memoriam (1850), also a kind of spiritual diary occasioned by the death of a loved one (his friend Arthur Henry Hallam) treated as if it were the fact of death in the world, but extending over sixteen years rather than eleven months, and given regularity not by thrice daily recitations of kaddish but by a tetrameter quatrain adhered to through 131 sections plus a prologue and epithalamium.
NEW Poet Laureate Andrew Motion's ode to the happy royal couple is entitled Epithalamium - which means "poem composed on the marriage bed".
His eagerly-awaited ode to mark Edward and Sophie's big day turned out to be a meagre 12-line ditty called Epithalamium, St George's Chapel, Windsor.
As the close-up of the bed is gradually replaced by a shot of the whole room, the choir sings a wordless epithalamium.