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Although letter writing to authorities indeed combined elements of archaism and modernism, the gradual emergence of new, rational administrative structures appears to be a more striking phenomenon than the persistence of old modes.
Sometimes a familiar author appears in a surprising role: for instance, Ben Jonson, a practitioner of archaic style even though he offered an early critique of archaism in Timber, or Discoveries.
Each chapter considers a different aspect of archaism, and yet even within these relatively narrow parameters--such as Chapter 2's focus on the influence of Chaucer and Gower, or Chapter 5's look at the effects of archaism on Stuart pastoral drama--the discussion is wide-ranging.
MS: What I call archaism today would instead be the spectacle of terror, of guns, of killing machines.
Spenser's 1590 Faerie Queene "saw archaism move out of pastoral writing--its accustomed home in the 1570s and '80s--and into epic" (6); Milton's final version of Paradise Lost, published in 1674, absorbed and transmuted this ancient tradition in a way that opened onto the era of the modern novel.
25) Indeed, discussing the connection between Maddin's stylistic archaism and his campily melodramatic plots, William Beard argues that, "On the one hand, the naivete of and extremity of the forms enables the tapping of equally naive and extreme emotions, rooted in childhood and requiring a quasi-childlike intensity and directness of expression.
Present-Day English use of a mostly fixed word order within sentences may make divergences from this pattern seem unusual and suggest archaism, as implied in the introductory quotation.
Cause (the cause of change): the necessity of naming a new notion Output1: a tagok jarulekainak kulcsa (1872) archaism
Too frequent inversion of English word order, however, inevitably produces a self-consciously poetic archaism.
One central topic of this second section addresses the use of archaism by authors writing of earlier ages.
It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like preferring candles to electric light or hansom cabs to aeroplanes.
Beginning with the history of the Marais and its significance in the construction of a French national identity, David Caron moves from this strictly French context to more theoretical issues such as social and political archaism, immigration and diaspora, survival and haunting, the public/private divide, and group friendship as metaphor for unruly and dynamic forms of community, and founding disasters such as AIDS and the Holocaust.