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Snappily apt, and in keeping with the habitual flyting which characterises the relationship of the brothers Ivan and Branko in Portrait with Keys.
The Scots have a lengthy tradition of flyting - intense verbal jousting, often laced with vulgarity, that is similar to the dozens that one finds among contemporary inner-city African-American youth," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
In the margins of the three-way flyting match of Book 1 1, for instance, Chapman highlights a riveting volley of abusive epithets by noting how "Diomed insults on Hector" and "Paris insults on Diomed" in an exchange so vehement that it has prompted some recent scholars to argue that it demonstrates Paris'--and Homer's--kinship with the iambic traditions of poetic blame and invective that grew out of the reli gious rituals of archaic Greece (Nicoll 1998a, 225; Suter 1993, 8).
But even such disagreement can still credit Burke's explanations--since to explain our acceptance of Kent's flyting of Oswald Burke invokes the attractions of invective he analyzes along with Thersites in Troilus and Cressida.
The emphasis on print and patronage flagged up in the first words of the titles both of Schurink's chapter and that of King and Rankin is also to be found, for example, in Shrank's detailed analysis of the Cromwellian context of the Grey-Smith flyting (p.
They include flyting, defamation actions, philippics, licensed fooling, and the London drama.
Veltrusky, "Medieval Drama in Bohemia"; Andrzej Dabrowka, "Polish Saint Plays of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries"; Susan Verdi Webster, "The Descent from the Cross in Sixteenth-Century New Spain"; Francesc Massip, "The Cloud: A Medieval Aerial Device, Its Origins, and Its Use in Spain Today"; Sandra Pietrini, "Medieval Ideas of the Ancient Actor and Roman Theater"; and Leif Sondergaard and Thomas Pettitt, "The Flyting of Yule and Lent: A Medieval Swedish Shrovetide Interlude.
The author is Walter Kennedy, and the full title of the publication is The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie, published in 1508.
Thus, as we discuss below in connection with the flyting or verbal duel between Beowulf and Unferth, a story about a disputant's past behavior can be used to undercut his or her present position by eliciting negative evaluations from other ratified participants in a current discourse.
Blake, 'The Flyting in The Battle of Maldon', English Language Notes, 13 (1976), 242-5; The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems, trans.
cousin; in many ways, this legendary Aesop is the generic precursor of "the signifying monkey," who by flyting, by repartee, by doing the dozens, reverses his low status.
Ferfochen means fed-up, flyting is abuse, jalouse is a process of intuition.