Contemptus mundi" motif in Elizabethan Poetry.
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Contemptus mundi" motif in Elizabethan Poetry.

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Paginationii, 58 leaves ;
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Open LibraryOL16615805M

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  De Contemptu Mundi (On Contempt for the World) is the most well-known work of Bernard of Cluny. It is a 3, verse poem of stinging satire directed against the secular and religious failings he observed in the world around him. He spares no one; priests, nuns, bishops, monks, and even Rome itself are mercilessly scourged for their shortcomings. ↑ The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry before , Volume 1 () s.v. "Contemptus mundi"; the theme is the subject of Mary Evelina McSorley, The 'Contemptus mundi' motif in Elizabethan Poetry, ↑ William L. Furstenburg, Contemptus mundi in William Drummond of Hawthornden, Fig. 2. Richard Trench, Sacred Latin Poetry (London: John W. Parker, ). 1. Samuel W. Duffield. Some others who have attempted to reproduce Bernard in English include Samuel W. Duffield, in The Heavenly Land, from the De Contemptu Mundi (NY: A.D.F. Randolph, | HathiTrust | Fig. 3). Duffield endeavored to produce a faithful rendering “line for line, and often . For an “uninformed response” (as Stanley Fish would say) to the contemptus mundi theme, the reader must draw deeply on a vast complex of literary, linguistic, historical, and theological knowledge. Creasy's translation of the Imitation strives to recreate a text that provides an analogous experience to that of the fifteenth-century reader.

The site Poetry Reviews is the place where you can find the Best Canadian Poetry, written and published by Canadians. Poetry Reviews is also promoting the poetry in Canada and book reviews should be focused on Canadian works. Follow for all updates about Canadian poetry and poetry reviews. Raleigh's poetry is written in the relatively straightforward, unornamented mode known as the plain style. C. S. Lewis considered Raleigh one of the era's "silver poets", a group of writers who resisted the Italian Renaissance influence of dense classical reference and .   For an "uninformed response" (as Stanley Fish would say) to the contemptus mundi theme, the reader must draw deeply on a vast complex of literary, linguistic, historical, and theological knowledge. Creasy's translation of the Imitation strives to recreate a text that provides an analogous experience to that of the fifteenth-century reader. St. Bernard of Cluny composed a three-thousand-line contemptus mundi poem in the following century, and Pope Innocent III issued a similar lament with the dour subtitle “On the Misery of the Human Condition.” Contemptus mundi, in the Middle Ages, was a flourishing genre. As Thomas Kempis, spokesman for so much of medieval spirituality.

Blog. J Remote trainings: 3 tips to train your teams and clients online; J Teaching online art classes: How one teacher used Prezi Video in her class. Most of the poetry found in only four MSS, compiled around 1, A.D., in the West Saxon dialect, they contain poems of much earlier date: the Beowulf MS, Junius MS, Exeter Book and Verceli MS. 5. Direct and powerful language Wyrd = fate; much concern with this; in Germanic tradition, always harsh and cruel/blind and pitiless. Abstract: Though nearly forgotten for three centuries, the poetry of the Elizabethan Jesuit martyr, St. Robert Southwell, was immensely Southwell had no other books in prison except for a Bible and the works of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, which his friends had sent for its contemptus mundi theme - pointing its readers.   Bernard of Cluny’s De Contemptu Mundi is a long, twelfth-century Latin poem that complains about everything. Its complaints are conventional: everything used to be better, the world’s gone to hell, everyone now is obsessed with money, sex, power, and their stomachs.