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By William H. Race

First released in 1988, this research explains how convinced genres created by means of Classical poets have been tailored and infrequently remodeled by way of the poets of the trendy global, starting with the Tudor poets’ rediscovery of the Classical historical past. many of the long-lived poetic genres are mentioned, from general examples just like the hymn, elegy and eulogy, to much less typical themes comparable to the recusatio (refusal to write down yes types of poems), or formal buildings comparable to priamel. by means of combining feedback with literary historical past, the writer explores the measure to which definite poets have been consciously imitating types, and demonstrates how a number of common kinds replicate the literary matters of person poets in addition to the final matters in their age. The poets mentioned diversity over the entire of Graeco-Roman antiquity, and in English from Wyatt to Yeats and Auden. an in depth and engaging identify, this research will attract academics and scholars of either English and Classical literature.

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