Women Writing of Divinest Things: Rhetoric and the Poetry of Pembroke, Wroth and Lanyer

Women Writing of Divinest Things: Rhetoric and the Poetry of Pembroke, Wroth and Lanyer

by Lyn Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820703591

ISBN-13: 9780820703596

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Duquesne University Press


Rhetorically analyzing their verse within a gender-inclusive context, Women Writing of Divinest Things broadens our understanding of Renaissance women's poetry in literary history. Scholars have long recognized that the culture of early modern England was deeply informed by rhetorical habits of speech and thought, yet until now there has been no full-length…  See more details below

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Rhetorically analyzing their verse within a gender-inclusive context, Women Writing of Divinest Things broadens our understanding of Renaissance women's poetry in literary history. Scholars have long recognized that the culture of early modern England was deeply informed by rhetorical habits of speech and thought, yet until now there has been no full-length study of the role rhetoric played in poetry by women of the period. Women Writing of Divinest Things addresses this gap.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820703596
Publisher:
Duquesne University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : women writing of divinest things1
IRhetoric and devotion in Pembroke's Psalmes33
1The politics of prayer39
2Private rhetoric and public oratory47
3Bringing God before our eyes69
4Devotional decorum85
IISacred and secular in Wroth's "A crowne of sonetts"103
5The rhetorical sonnet111
6Reading in circles123
7Figuring the sacred and the secular129
8Crowns of devotion153
IIIPersuasion and praise in Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum165
9Proving women's worth177
10Disciplines and species197
11Decorum and persuasion209
12The art that denies art229

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