Neoclassical taste, she used his historiographic plots to authorize her own poetic experiments my final chapter, “coventry patmore and the idea of ode” turns to the prosodic theory and poetry of an important later victorian patmore's 1857 “ essay on english metrical law” was published in modified versions throughout his. To cite one more poet/theorist of the period, coventry patmore (again via blair), whose understanding i am seizing upon – for wilde's poem: in his essay on english metrical law (1850s, then revised in the 1880s), blair notes that patmore: states that 'the language should always seem to feel, though not to suffer from the. He five years of correspondence between coventry patmore and gerard manley hopkins, which date from 1883-1888 (see biographical section on patmore's in a discussion of patmore's essay entitled study on english metrical law, hopkins wrote the following passage concerning patmore's take on. Than setting aside victorian metrical theory as an obsolete science, however, let the english ear ranging from the twelfth century to the present day,” saintsbury's three- volume history of english prosody chronicles an historical progression 4 coventry patmore, essay on english metrical law: a critical edition with a. Coventry kersey dighton patmore was an english poet and critic best known for the angel in the house, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage his finest poetic work, and in the following year amelia, his own favourite among his poems, together with an interesting essay on english metrical law, appeared.
Coventry kersey dighton patmore (1823-1896) was an english poet and critic he is one of the best-regarded victorian poets in 1854 appeared the first part of his best known poem, the angel in the house, which was continued in the espousals (1856), faithful for ever (1860), and the victories of love (1862) in 1862 he. Coventry patmore, in full coventry kersey dighton patmore, (born july 23, 1823, woodford, essex, england—died november 26, 1896, lymington, hampshire), english poet and essayist whose best poetry is in the unknown eros, and other odes, containing mystical odes of divine love and of married love, which he saw. Coventry kersey dighton patmore (23 july 1823 – 26 november 1896) was an english poet and critic best known for the angel in the house, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage contents [hide] 1 life 11 youth 12 major publications 2 evaluation 3 works 31 articles 4 references and sources 5 further. Roy fuller, both in a short note on rhyme (agenda vol 28 no 4, 1991) and in one of his oxford lectures (collected in the owls & articers volume, 1971) mentions housman's salvaging of coventry patmore's dictum (from his 'essay on english metrical law') that 'a series of octosyllables ceases to be verse if.
European context, which includes paul claudel and g w f, of whose work patmore proves one of the finest english interpreters finally, i read the unknown eros (1877), to suggest a dynamic and fluid relation with what is often erroneously taken to clinch his reputation as a prosodic idealist, “the essay on metrical law. An interesting essay on english metrical law, appeared this departure into criticism continued in 1879 with a volume of papers entitled principle in art, and again in 1893 with religio poetae his second wife marianne died in 1880, and in 1881 he married harriet robson from bletchingley in surrey (born 1840) their son.
Almost half a century later, coventry patmore declared that this thought of god incarnate in jesus christ had from that moment remained to him the only there are no memorable obstacles, no heroic sacrifices it all passes in the conventional shadow of an english deanery and like the delicious fairy. Depending on the nature of the student's project, choices of selections from those works not specifying particular chapters or essays ought to be made in consultation with a faculty germaine de stael, “essay on fictions” on literature considered in its relationship to coventry patmore, “on english metrical law.
Broader movements in comparative philology (particularly those associated with scholars such as max müller and richard chevenix trench) influenced hopkins's attempts to reconcile the history of english and the materiality of meter with his catholic beliefs alongside coventry patmore's “essay on english metrical law,. Hromadka, jared, the laws of verse : the poetry of alice meynell and its literary contexts, 1875-1923 (2013) attempting to catalogue the work of writers producing metrical poetry in the early twentieth century, this project like coventry patmore and mary elizabeth coleridge to, on the other hand, major architects of. Coventry patmore, early in his “essay on english metrical law” (1857), reaches for a telling metaphor to explain his prosodic theory: “art must have a body as well as a soul,” he writes, “and the higher and purer the spiritual, the more powerful and unmistakable should be the corporeal element—in other words, the more.
Robinson's re-tuning of english meter, ordered in particular through this essay will show how robinson discovers the linguistic possibility of creating a form of metrical strain by importing classical schemes and bringing them 8 coventry patmore's essay on english metrical law: a critical edition with commentary. English language and li giovannini and associate drière, professor of terature , as director, and by professor g professor james hafley as readers the catholic university of america coventry patmore's “essay on english metrical law” a critical edition with a commentary a dissertation submitted to. Following of religion in the intense preoccupation it demands” (qtd in preoccupations7) so heaney's memorable line is a quotation from coventry patmore with an essay on style 1889 london: macmillan, 1910 patmore, coventry amelia, tamerton church-tower, etc with prefatory study of english metrical law.