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By Anne L. Klinck

ISBN-10: 1403963096

ISBN-13: 9781403963093

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This assortment makes a speciality of a woman's viewpoint in love poetry, and juxtaposes poems by way of ladies and poems approximately ladies to elevate questions on how femininity is developed. even though so much medieval "woman's songs" are both nameless or male-authored lyrics in a favored kind, the time period can usefully be increased to hide poetry composed by way of girls, and poetry that's aristocratic or discovered instead of well known. Poetry from old Greece and Rome that resonates with the medieval poems is usually integrated the following. Readers will discover a diversity of voices, usually echoing comparable topics, as ladies have fun or lament, compliment or condemn, plead or curse, communicate in jest or in earnest, to males and to one another, approximately love.

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Sμxναον. Raise high the roof-beam! Hymen! Raise it, you carpenters! Hymen! The bridegroom is coming like Ares— much bigger than a big man. Hymen! Meter: Uncertain. 130—“Once again limb-loosening Eros shakes me” ’ЈEρο δηBτN μ’ λυσιμNλη δ νει, γλυκjπικρον iμbχανον ρπετον Once again limb-loosening Eros shakes me, insinuating, irresistible, bitter though sweet. Meter: Glyconic with internal dactyl. 140—“He is dying, Cytherea, graceful Adonis. ” Kατθνrσκει, KυθNρη’, hβρο ’ЈAδωνι . τg κε θε μεν; καττjπτεσθε, κ ραι, κα κατερεgκεσθε κgθωνα He is dying, Cytherea, graceful Adonis.

31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. ancient and medieval woman’s song responsive than the canso domna and more dignified than the pastourelle shepherdess” (75). An example of the latter, with Christian overtones, would be the tenth-century Latin Phoebi claro (“When bright Phoebus has not yet risen”), with a refrain in early Occitan. For a translation of Phoebi claro, see Wilhelm 8–9; Latin text, Wilhelm 299–301. Deyermond analyzes male–female dialogues in several languages, and suggests the form was an adaptation of the pastourelle initiated by the troubadour Raimbaut de Vaqueiras’s debate between an Occitan-speaking man and a Genoese woman.

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