wooer


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Synonyms for wooer

a man who courts a woman

Synonyms for wooer

a man who courts a woman

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Aurelia's brazen Act 4 confrontation with her father and her wooer, the Governor of the Fort, while she is in gypsy disguise stands in stark contrast to her abortive foray into the role of cross-dressed boy in Act 1.
Rather than arguing with those who see the societal inappropriateness of love manifesting itself in the public sphere, Kerth prefers to emphasize demands of the genre, that a "first meeting between the wooer and his prospective bride take place in the private sphere (116).
In his tongue-in-cheek rendition of a classic theme among mystics and ascetics, Kolatkar smartly captures the sly, lower-caste resourcefulness of the wooer (Janabai was a maid).
Most of the ballads relate love stories from a highly stylised milieu of aristocratic courts: A conflict may arise between two knights who love the same noble bride or between a noble wooer and the king, who is the father of the bride, etc.
The image of the rustic wooer courting some comparatively refined mistress is a common aspect of pastoral courtship based on the well-known story of Polyphemus and Galatea.
Immediately upon settling in Nice, she meets the shirtless, hunky Spencer (Kutcher), and a quick courtship ensues, with Jen unaware that her wooer is not the corporate consultant he claims to be but rather a professional killer working for an unnamed agency.
Hepburn's pet leopard, "Baby," contributes to the chaotic hilarity in which the woman is the wooer.
34) In Once a Week she may in fact sign thrice, since the large capital C that simultaneously forms the first letter of the poem and acts as an imprisoning barrier to the aristocratic wooer is also the illustrator's initial.
Take into account how friends and loved ones might feel and don't introduce your would be wooer until you've made a serious commitment to each other.
Again, 'I have an instinctive sense that the wooer whom Shakespeare most resembles is Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice: clever but cold' (p.
The Romans even had a genre of poetry - the paraclausithyon - which was addressed to the locked door that kept the wooer from the wooed.
Further, in Marguerite's garden, with a church as its backdrop, Siebel, a would-be wooer of Marguerite, dips his hand in a holy water font at the base of the statue of the Virgin Mary where Marguerite prays every night; with that water he reverses the blight Mephistopheles has placed on any flowers that Siebel brings to Marguerite.
He is a serial wooer, who courts numerous young women and marries one of them; a sportsman, who calls off a wedding because it would interfere with his plans for partridge-shooting on the first of September; and a murderer, who kills one of his rivals and pays fourteen shillings to the man's sister in compensation.
Taylor observes that "Love" is constructed, like several better-known Coleridge poems, as a framed narrative: a male wooer tells the story of a spumed knight's rescue, at the cost of his own life, of the lady who rejected him.
The art functions as romantic wooer, seeking to reach out to the secular other and promote conversion.