of ragged claws / Scuttling across the floor of silent seas." Here, the synecdoche implies the incompleteness of the poetic speaker. New York: Philosophical Library, 1943. So am I" (2 Cor. The Greeks, for instance, referred to Hermes Mercury as a psychopompos, a soul-carrier to direct the deceased through the caverns of Avernus to the edge of the River Styx, where Charon would ferry the souls of the dead across the water into Hades. For instance, the Romantic poets, the Spenserians, the Pushkin Pleiad, the Cavalier poets, the Metaphysical poets, and the Gothic novelists are specific schools of literature, but these labels did not appear for the particular groups until years after the writers lived. Art historians make similar distinctions about the Bauhaus school, the Expressionist movement, the Fauves, the Cubists, and. The first major sonnet cycle in English was Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella (written in the early 1580s, published in 1591). Lewis's The Great Divorce who are closer to the holiness of the divine, and their greater enlightenment gives them firmer reality than less advanced spirits further removed from God. Its tone is less lofty than the Zen-like tone found in many haiku, and it often focuses on the distortions and failings of human nature rather than the beauty of nature. For instance, the Old English word wif (Modern English wife ) once meant merely "woman." However, through linguistic specialization it has come to mean "married woman" more specifically.
The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Simile : An analogy or comparison implied by using an adverbial preposition such as like or as, in contrast with a metaphor, which figuratively makes the comparison by stating outright that one thing is another thing. By the fourteenth century, the job became synonymous with extortion and corruption because many summoners would take bribes from the individuals summoned to court. (The law prohibits silver jewelry, but says nothing about fine silver cutlery, for instance.) Many of the sumptuary laws were anti-Semitic in origin. Spoof : A comic piece of film or literature that ostensibly presents itself as a " genre " piece, but actually pokes fun at the clichés or conventions of the genre through imitative satire.