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CONTI CAMAIORA, Luisa, 'Thematic and Linguistic Ambivalence in the Proem to Book I of Spenser's The Faerie Queene', Englishes, 31 (2007), pp.
I don't know if Tuma was aware of this sentimental proem before he paired Rodefer and me in his consideration.
Regarding the proems of forensic speeches Aristotle notes that they
law, (182) and recommends that laws have preambles like the proems of
The issue begins on a promising note with Corey Coates's investigation of "paratextual" materials ("epigraphs or epilogues, mottoes or glosses, proems or prologues, choruses, prefaces, and arguments"), in particular the complex, and sometimes conflicting, nature of spousal acknowledgements written by male authors.
Throughout these two volumes we find discussions of individual scenes, and major speeches of the main characters, as well as individual similes and inset tales providing interpretations of Odysseus's scar, Hektor and Andromache's meeting in Book 6 of the Iliad, the meaning of the proems of both epics, Zeus's important speech at the opening of the Odyssey, and Achilles's shield.
IV 622, 624; "Le proems verbal d'un nomme Nicolas Poulain," B.
All the kinds of writing included here are used highly innovatively: poetry, proems, prose, the letter, the footnote that often reads like a short essay, autobiography, bibliography, the occasional polemic.
The third chapter looks more closely at the proems and final stanzas of selected poems.
6) The comparison between the two proems shows how differently the two treatises were planned: while the first one considers fourteen tropes (among them metonymy, which appears on the list between metalepsis and synecdoche), the second itemizes up to twenty-seven figures (and places metonymy, perhaps less correctly, between onomatopoeia and periphrasis, although they do not have much to do with it).
Of special interest in Milton's self-representations are the proems to books 1, 3, 7, and 9.
Van Es analyzes mirror allusions in the proems to each of the first three books of The Faerie Queene and the representation in book 5 of near-contemporary European politics in light of tensions between the essentially static view of history posited by the mirror tradition and evidence of a historical decline increasingly difficult to reconcile with a vision of a Tudor Golden Age.