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Alliterative poetry in Middle English

J. P. Oakden

Alliterative poetry in Middle English

a survey of the traditions

by J. P. Oakden

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Published by Manchester U.P. in Manchester .
Written in English


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Statementby J.P. Oakden.
SeriesPublications / University of Manchester -- no.205, English series -- no.18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13911795M

THE ALLITERATIVE REVIVAL Download The Alliterative Revival ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE ALLITERATIVE REVIVAL book pdf for free now. English literature - English literature - The early Middle English period: The Norman Conquest worked no immediate transformation on either the language or the literature of the English. Older poetry continued to be copied during the last half of the 11th century; two poems of the early 12th century—“Durham,” which praises that city’s cathedral and its relics, and “Instructions for.

The revival of alliterative poetry in the fourteenth century, which culminated in the major masterpieces of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Piers Plowman, poses many problems for the historians of literature. As a result, the poems have tended to be studied in isolation, and their poetic context and use of an established tradition have been largely ignored. Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse is basically a more primitive version of the forms used in Nordic poetry and described in the former chapter; trusting you haven't read it, scared as you were by the ø's, þ's and å's, the Present Author recommends you go back and consult it: it is mostly in English.

Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since The characteristic alliterative poem of the 14th and 15th centuries tells a story of incident and adventure: it is pre-eminently the poetry of narrative. Yet it is also, more than any other kind of medieval verse, remarkable for passages of vivid. Sep 11,  · Book Reviews The Evolution of Verse Structure in Old and Middle English Poetry: From the Earliest Alliterative Poems to Iambic Pentameter. Leonard Neidorf " The Evolution of Verse Structure in Old and Middle English Poetry: From the Earliest Alliterative Poems to Iambic Pentameter." English Studies, (1), pp. –Author: Leonard Neidorf.


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Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Tolkien (–), a scholar of Old and Middle English, used alliterative verse extensively in both translations and original poetry.

Most of his alliterative verse is in modern English, in a variety of styles, but he also composed Old English alliterative verses. Medieval alliterative poetry: essays in honour of Thorlac Turville-Petre / This collection of essays celebrates Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre for his scholarly work in late medieval English literature, in particular for his contributions to editorial scholarship and Middle English alliterative poetry.

My first book, English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History, is published by Cambridge University Press (; paperback ). The book is based on my Yale University dissertation, "The Durable Alliterative Tradition." English Alliterative Verse won the English Association Beatrice White Prize for outstanding scholarly work in the field of English literature.

Alliterative Poetry in Middle English [J P Oakden] on bextselfreset.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying bextselfreset.com: J P Oakden. The title of this chapter, ‘Alliterative Poetry’, deliberately evades an ‘Old Historicist’ literary formulation – indeed, perhaps the most significant ‘Old Historicist’ failure in Middle English studies.

By long-standing custom, this chapter should be entitled ‘The Alliterative Revival’. This comprehensive study traces the evolution of verse structure in Old and Middle English poetry from the earliest alliterative poems to iambic pentameter.

It provides a general theory of poetic form with a glossary of technical terms and explores how poetic form is perceived by the human bextselfreset.com by: 6. The Alliterative Revival is a term adopted by academics to refer to the resurgence of poetry using the alliterative verse form in Middle English between c.

and Alliterative verse was the traditional verse form of Old English poetry; the last known alliterative poem prior to the Revival was Layamon's Brut, which dates from around Oct 11,  · This rich volume is a fitting tribute to Thorlac Turville-Petre's own contributions to the field of Middle English studies, contributions that have shaped our understanding of alliterative poetry and of national identity as it was articulated during the Middle bextselfreset.com: Lynn Staley.

48 books based on 6 votes: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo by Unknown, Brut by Layamon, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Unknown, King. A theory of Middle English alliterative meter: with critical applications / by: Sapora, Robert William, Published: () Medieval alliterative poetry: essays in honour of Thorlac Turville-Petre / Published: () The English Alliterative Tradition / by: Cable, Thomas.

Oct 19,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread Morris, Richard, LoC No. Title: Early English Alliterative Poems in the West-Midland Dialect of the Fourteenth Century Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: English poetry -- Middle English, Category: Text.

Dec 01,  · Free Online Library: Alliterative Metre and Medieval English Literary History. A Critical Review of.(Book review) by "Atlantis, revista de la Asociacion Espanola de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos"; Literature, writing, book reviews Languages and linguistics Books Book reviews.

The meter of Middle English alliterative poetry, Thomas Cable contends, holds the key to a reinterpretation of both Old English meter and iambic pentameter, which in turn provides a new understanding of Middle English meter itself.5/5(1).

InDescription and Narrative in Middle English Alliterative Poetry, Thorlac Turville-Petre explores this relationship between description and narrative, and the contribution of description to the narrative.

Passages from all the major alliterative poems are analysed, and translated as necessary, so that the book may meet the needs of students as. This book can be approached as a treasury of close readings of the Gawain group and related Middle English alliterative romances, with attention to sources, representation, and locality.

On that basis, the book deserves praise, indeed gratitude, for its interpretive precision. The English Alliterative Tradition is a major and controversial study in medieval English poetics that illustrates and clarifies key ideas of the New Philology.

It will be of interest to scholars and students of Old and Middle English, prosody, and historical linguistics.

Originally published inAlliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages is an anthology of texts looking at the tradition of alliterative poetry in medieval English bextselfreset.com book presents lesser known alliterative Middle English poems, which are unmodernised and include explanatory footnotes designed to give clarity to the text and enable critical response to the texts.

A literary study of Middle English alliterative poetry by a recognised authority - Thorlac Turville-Petre is a major figure in this field; Offers a series of tightly focussed analyses of the narrative art of all the major alliterative poems, from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to Mum and the Sothsegger.

Alliterative verse was the main style of poetry used by poets during the Middle Ages in the North of England. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the most famous poems written in Middle English, was written in alliterative verse, and is roughly contemporary with the work of Geoffrey Chaucer, however, as this essay demonstrates the style of writing was quite different.

Apr 01,  · Can one in fact speak of a Middle English alliterative movement or tradition, a body ofwork with concerns and assumptions that distinguish it from non-alliterative verse of the period? arthuriana The title ofJohn Scattergood's new book would seem to promise a discussion of the shape or even possibility ofa history ofalliterative poetry, but Author: Kevin Gustafson.Duggan, Hoyt N.

“Alliterative Patterning as a Basis for Emendation in Middle English Alliterative Poetry.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 8: —. “Final -e and the Rhythmic Structure of the B-verse in Middle English Alliterative Poetry.” Modern Philology Duncan, Edwin.

Cited by: 1.The poetry we call 'alliterative' is recorded in English from the seventh century until the sixteenth, and includes Caedmon's 'Hymn', Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Piers Plowman. These are some of the most admired works of medieval English literature, and also among the most bextselfreset.com by: 8.