By M.H. Abrams
First released in 1957, A word list of Literary phrases includes succinct essays at the phrases utilized in discussing literature, literary historical past, and literary feedback. this article is an imperative reference for college kids.
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1959-72). Popular ballads are still being sung—and collected, now with the help of a tape recorder—in the British Isles and remote rural areas of America. To the songs that early settlers inherited from Great Britain, America has added native forms of the ballad, such as those sung by lumberjacks, cowboys, laborers, and social protesters. A number of recent folk singers, including Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, themselves compose ballads; most of these, however, such as "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" (about a notorious gangster and his moll), are closer to the journalistic "broadside ballad" than to the archaic and heroic mode of the popular ballads in the Child collection.
C. , 1962); John A. and Alan Lomax, American Ballads and Folk Songs (1934); D. C. Fowler, A Literary History of the Popular Ballad (1968). For the broadside ballad see The Common Muse, eds. V. de Sola Pinto and Allan E. Rodway (1957). 20 BAROQUE · BATHOS AND ANTICLIMAX Baroque is a term applied by art-historians (at first derogatorily, but now merely descriptively) to a style of architecture, sculpture, and painting that developed in Italy at the beginning of the seventeenth century and then spread to Germany and other countries in Europe.
In which the diminutive male lover cries: Oh! Huncamunca, Huncamunca, oh! Thy pouting breasts, like kettle-drums of brass, Beat everlasting loud alarms of joy; As bright as brass they are, and oh! as hard; Oh! Huncamunca, Huncamunca, oh! Fielding points out in a note that this passage was a parody of James Thomson's lines in The Tragedy ofSophonisba (1730): 25 26 BOWDLERIZE · BURLESQUE Oh! Sophonisba, Sophonisba, oh! Oh! Narva, Narva, oh! "Bombast" originally meant "cotton stuffing," and in Elizabethan times came to be used as a metaphor for an over-elaborate style.