By Abrams, Meyer Howard; Harpham, Geoffrey Galt
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The more complex poems of this type —or else desperation—of the pursuit of plea’s ” (1681) and the sustained set of variations on the carpe CHARACTER AND CHARACTERIZATION 45 diem motif in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, translated by the Victorian poet Edward FitzGerald. In 1747 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu wrote “The Lover: A Ballad,” a brilliant counter to the carpe diem poems written by male poets; in it, the woman explains to her importunate suitor why she finds him utterly resistible. catalectic (katalek0 tık): 218.
And Mrs. Bennet as they talk to one another about the young man who has just rented Netherfield Park, then (in the quotation below) tells us about them, and so confirms and expands the inferences that we have begun to make from what has been shown. Mr.
It is better to follow the critics who use “burlesque” as the generic name and use the other terms to discriminate species of burlesque; we must keep in mind, however, that a single instance of burlesque may exploit a variety of techniques. ” (2) A burlesque may also be distin- Varieties of high burlesque: A. A parody imitates the serious manner and characteristic features of a particular literary work, or the distinctive style of a particular author, or the typical stylistic and other features of a serious literary genre, and deflates the original by applying the imitation to a lowly or comically inappropriate subject.
A glossary of literary terms by Abrams, Meyer Howard; Harpham, Geoffrey Galt