Form and Continuity in the Alliterative Tradition: Cruciform Design and Double Birth in Two Stanzaic Poems
Modern Language Quarterly
form, continuity, alliterative tradition, cruciform design, double birth, stanzaic poems
English Language and Literature
Analyzes the neglected aspect of fifteenth-century alliterative tradition in 'The Dispute between Mary and the Cross' and 'The Foure Leues of the Trewlufe'. Focus on Mary and the Cross; Similarity in innovative poetic structures; Didactic purpose; Symbolism of stones; Differences in style; External similarities; Demonstrations of incarnational impulses.
Fein, Susanna (1992). Form and Continuity in the Alliterative Tradition: Cruciform Design and Double Birth in Two Stanzaic Poems. Modern Language Quarterly 53(1), 100-125. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/engpubs/99