Bunyanesque


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350), while Major Barbara revisits the 'clash between Bunyanesque religious idealism and Mephistophelean skepticism and mockery' (p.
They are behemothic and Bunyanesque, massively massy and mightily monstrous.
Watts, Wesley, and their poetic imitators retained substantial elements of Miltonic paradox and Bunyanesque realism that lent their poems a substantial uncertainty about spiritual things.
And that vernacular phrase in the penultimate line--"World fawn, or frown"--seems to try to make some gesture back to the little Bunyanesque allegory with which the poem began.
But the Bunyanesque context provides a silent commentary on the episode.
Only Pride (the Bunyanesque term Clare used for a landowner in the hope of averting Taylor's censorship) grudges the Mole Catcher the odd turnip or two.
When the novel was put out in a prim and bowdlerized English version in 1931, it impressed even Sir Henry Newbolt with its Bunyanesque dash and fiery, primitive imagery.
Also, "warehouse-club merchandise isn't just capacious cans and Bunyanesque boxes," says the magazine.
Fantasy." Meanwhile, the lyrics, delivered in a voice that ranges from throaty grunge to ululating whoops, tumble Rosemary's Baby and the woman-as-witch trope in with John Bunyanesque rhetoric and the bluesman-meets-Satan-at-the-crossroads tradition.
My guide to the Payette was Forest Supervisor Dave Alexander, a Paul Bunyanesque man both in stature (6' 8") and experience: As ranger on Willamette National Forest in Oregon, he says, he "probably cut about as much timber as gets cut." We took off from a military-style firecamp outside McCall, Idaho, where up to 5,000 firefighters had gathered to battle the still out-of-control blaze.
Using as his point of departure Ruskin's thorough knowledge of The Pilgrim's Progress and childhood training in biblical exegesis, Finley casts Ruskin as an "Interpreter" of a distinctly Bunyanesque sort: "Having resisted the vocation of Evangelist that his parents had intended for him, Ruskin made his own pilgrimage by reading the world, by building his dwelling-place, his works, as a kind of House of the Interpreter ...
This Paul Bunyanesque tool can be rented from many rental centers for around $30/day.
Finally, John Henry is the title and hero of an African American ballad celebrating the Bunyanesque black man with a magical hammer, who challenged a steam drill to a contest and outperformed it but "died with his hammer in his hand." (13) Appropriately, considering the sexual context of the ballad and the movie, Lee places the painting of John Henry with his phallic hammer directly behind and above Jack's bed.
Scott didn't waste time admiring his Bunyanesque drive.