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.
1) There might be cause to question this statement after contemplating the publication of a comic prose epithalamium at the conclusion of Joseph Andrews, where Fielding appears to have imitated the spirit and structure, though not the verse construct, of Spenser's marriage hymn.
The epithalamium convention offers the panoramic thesis of the symphony, but the articulation of the melody is carried out in moments of infinite variety recalling, repeating, and echoing the basic tones.
The text copies Fielding's burlesque style in appending, without authority, a mock epithalamium to Fielding's parody of heroic drama.
NOOD We want an Epithalamium on Tom Thumb's Marriage with the Princess Huncamunca.
FRIB Now, my Dears, as I suppose, the Epithalamium is to be sung, I'll vary the Movement, for the Benefit of the Musick--hold
The song brings out the humorous motifs of the wedding feast and the bedtime ritual common to the epithalamium, which are pronounced in both Spenser and Fielding:
Frank Kermode feels that the author of Tom Thumb was capable of eclecticism and that it would have been conceivable for other classical models to have entered his mind as he wrote Joseph Andrews, including the epithalamium.
Fielding draws his diction from classical satire and from Hudibrastic tradition with themes of the wedding day, the nuptial feast, and the bedding that amalgamate only in the epithalamium as an optimistic and positive dialectic, whereas in satire the tone is critical and the purpose corrective.
The earliest evidence for literary epithalamiums are the fragments from Sappho's seventh book (c.
In the 19th century, epithalamiums were written by Gerard Manley Hopkins and Edmund Gosse, and in the 20th, by such poets as A.
By derivation, the epithalamium should be sung at the marriage chamber, but the word is also used for the song sung during the wedding procession, containing repeated invocations to Hymen (Hymenaeus), the Greek god of marriage.
Her works include epithalamiums (wedding songs) and poems of friendship and homoerotic desire.