Seven Minor Epics of the English Renaissance (1596-1624)

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Published: 1967
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,938 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 960
Added to site: 2009.08.03
mnybks.net#: 24871
Genre: Classic

Philos and Licia (1624) by Anonymous --Pyramus and Thisbe (1617) by Dunstan Gale --The Love of Dom Diego and Ginevra (1596) by Richard Lynche --Mirrha (1607) by William Barksted --Hiren (1611) by William Barksted --Amos and Laura (1613) by Samuel Page --The Scourge of Venus (1613) by H. A.

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couplet popularized in =Hero and Leander=, or the six-line stanza used by Lodge but soon after taken over by Shakespeare in =Venus and Adonis= and thereafter associated with his poem.[28]

In addition to the couplet, a common mark of Marlovian influence in the poems is the etiological myth, sometimes expanded into a tale. Thus, in =Mirrha=, for instance, the growth of rare spices and perfumes in Panchaia is explained by the story of how Hebe once spilled nectar there (p. 147).

Comparable marks of Shakespearean influence are the aggressive female like Mirrha, reminiscent of Shakespeare's Venus; the hunting motif in =Dom Diego= and =Amos and Laura=, recalling Adonis' obsession with the hunt; and the catalog of the senses in =Philos and Licia=, pp. 15-16, and =Hiren=, stanzas 75-79, which imitates Shakespeare's =Venus and Adonis=, ll. 427-450. Only =Mirrha= among these poems, however, makes specific acknowledgment of a debt to Shakespeare (see p. 177). Finally, Dom Diego's plangent laments at Ginev

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