heroic poetry

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poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero


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A similar idea has been observed in Old English heroic poetry and Anglo-Saxon legal culture, which, in the age of Christianization and the formation of unified kingdoms, reinforced the notion that sworn bonds of lordship and kingship were stronger than bonds of kinship (Earl 1994: 124).
Tell me, o muse"; the Song of Deborah (Judges 5) in the light of heroic poetry.
In Allegory and Epic in English Renaissance Literature, Kenneth Borris characterizes heroic poetry in terms of a continuous descent from Homer and Virgil to Sidney, Spenser, and Milton.
Despite this, and the other limitations outlined above, this study will provide students of Old English heroic poetry with an example of the application of anthropological theory, and with an overview of work to date on some important areas of scholarship.
Thus the African heroic poetry celebrates on the one hand the "Christian" hero (generally a prince from the Junior Royal House) and the heroic leader from the nationally endorsed segment of the society.
They also provide evidence in their assessment of Marinella's hagiography (in her work on Saint Colomba and Saint Francis), her abilities in heroic poetry, and her intriguing call for positive female role models.
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Yet in 1585, when James turned to this subject, there was nothing obvious about why James would find attractive either the subject matter or the prospect of writing martial, heroic poetry.
The imbalance in length between the two sections is determined partly by the comparative paucity of information about divine and supernatural figures in Old Norse pagan religion, but primarily by Jochens the historian's interest in relating women of the heroic poetry to knowable historical contexts.
Topics include heroic poetry in modern Arabia, Old English translation of Judgment Day II, Old English runic inscriptions, the Narragansett runic inscription of Rhode Island, Old English preverbal elements with adverbial counterparts, Old English words for people, legal language, revisions in the Wyclif Bible, Chaucer's Latin (and a new take on Troilus, Kempe's ideas on salvaging journeys, Malory's critique on violence, the loss of final plosive consonants in late Middle English rhyme words, hyphens and hyper-hyphens in Middle English, and similarities or dissimilarities between medieval English and German.
As these passages from the Discourses on the Heroic Poem suggest, one of the main challenges Tasso faces is to define his own heroic poetry against Ariosto's "Siren-songs.
Asserting the existence of a continuous tradition of heroic poetry from antiquity to the Renaissance, Ann W.
Such a bonfire, we know from biographical records, was built near the end of Nicholas's life with the special purpose of burning, among other secular writings, romances and heroic poetry.
The heroic poetry top, Sorensen suggests, is predicated on a nostalgia for a vanished past, though he fails to make clear whether he thinks that nostalgia is a contemporary obsession, or a constant in Norse poetry.
While harking back to classical epic, chanson de geste, and medieval romance and looking forward to the modern novel, Murrin concentrates on heroic poetry of the sixteenth century, which he seeks to read in light of both the dramatic changes in the conduct of warfare during that epoch and the historical records that pertain to the conflicts such poetry aims to represent.