Title

The Ghoulish and the Ghastly: A Moral Aesthetic in Middle English Alliterative Verse

Publication Title

Modern Language Quarterly

Publication Date

3-1987

Document Type

Article

Keywords

ghoulish, ghastly, moral aesthetic, Middle English alliterative verse

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Abstract

Examines the various depictions of gruesome apparitions in the alliterative corpus of Middle English verse. Analysis of the favored techniques and shared moral aesthetic of poets; Syntax peculiar to verses that are used by alliterative poets; Implications on literary studies.


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