The present final collection of his miscellaneous papers, originally written for, and printed in the American oonthly: Literary World, and other periodicals, is intended to inm elude such of the writer's papers chiefly of literary criticism as have appeared to him worthy of preselvation. With the exception of a few comparatively recent articles, they were mostly written and printedand comprise a little more than one-half of his entire contributions to the press up to the present date. Most of the papers here collected since the publication of The Analyst, anonymously inand which was made up of lucubrations written the year and a half previously have appeaared alreadty in the volumes of Literary Studies tnid L'ssays up.
Note they are necessarily short definitions. For further help, try the University of Kentucky Classics Department's short list of commonly used terms from classical rhetoric: The authors we typically read in eras before the twentieth century often were educated in, and took advantage of, the Greek and Latin classics, so we need to be aware of the "literacy technology" they employed if we are to read them well.
For a famous exception, who memorably recorded his late discovery of a classic in translation, read Keats' sonnet, "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer.
Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University.
It contains a more complete list of rhetorical figures, as well as terms from classical literacy training which were the foundation of medieval schools and remained influential even during the educational reforms of the early modern era. For a short guide to rhyme, click hereand for a short guide to meter, click here.
In Medieval England, the term literatus distinguished those who could read but not necessarily write Latin. There was no particular term for the "lay-literate," who read and wrote Middle English. Until aroundMiddle English was of interest only to craftsmen and peasants--the language of English court culture and law was Norman French, and the language of Christian religion was Latin.
Popular vernacular literacy becomes more common in the century after Chaucer's death, especially after Caxton begins printing in English c. Byvernacular literacy in London becomes common enough that servants in Congreve's The Way of the World can read the titles of books, though they are not particularly "well-read.
Middle and Early Modern English literature was almost entirely intended for oral performance. Even solitary readers tended to read aloud to themselves and experienced literature as something "spoken to them by the book" rather than something imagined by the eyes. Non-literate people could experience and remember surprising amounts of literature by listening to their literate friends reading aloud.
See Margery Kempewho "wrote" her book by dictating to scribes though she quite probably was illiterate. Modern readers should practice reading early literature aloud to resolve difficult passages and to test interpretations of their significance.
In practical criticism of early literature, either the narrator's public recital of the text before an audience, or the modern reader's attempt to recreate, mentally, that experience.
The interpreter asks "why is it beautiful"? In dramatic criticism, a text can be "interpreted" by the performer who recites it i. From Homer to the authors of Beowulf, "Battle of Maldon," and "Caedmon's Song," these illiterate singers usually sang epic verse in praise of great men and women, and occasionally condemned the bad behavior of miscreants e.
Medieval poets of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, under the influence of Arab-speaking poets, discovered a new language and purpose for literature in romances and lyric poems that celebrated heteroerotic and homoerotic human emotions, especially love, hate, jealousy, and despair, all feelings that would have felt unspeakably alien to the world of epic praise and blame.The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D.
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Masters of the English Novel: A Study of Principles and Personalities by Richard Burton () That the essay and its branch form, the character sketch, both found in the Spectator Papers, were contributory to the Novel's development, is sure.
, story "Moll Flanders," picaresque as it is and depicting the life of a female criminal, has. A Glossary of Terms Essential to Describing Literature in the English Major (rev. 9/26/01) including the Wife of Bath's Prologue, and many early novels like Defoe's Robinson Cruso and Moll Flanders, Richardson's maturity, spirituality, sexuality, etc.
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