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Afterwards, she points out that Swetnam at one point tells his readers to "shunne idlenesse" and yet his Euphuistic opening presents The Araignment as the product of his own idle moment (40).
Toole then describes the Euphuistic style, suggests how Lyly probably developed the technique, and enumerates reasons the style was so fashionable for a time until Shakespeare and others--including Lyly himself--began to satirize the form.
6) Moreover, the highly arcane, Euphuistic style of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost arguably merits drastic cutting and reshaping for a modern audience; indeed, though entirely canonical, its 'practical' status within the canon is quite low, as Branagh himself recognized (Crowl, Shakespeare 45).
There is one great song, two clowns stuffed with quips and quibbles, four young lovers as symmetrically disposed as the structural elements of a Palladian villa, ample opportunity for swordplay and costume changes, and gallons of liquidly euphuistic verse just good enough for a skilled thespian to put a spin on, to the wonder of those without professional endowments.
His early prose works show the influence of John Lyly and the Euphuistic style.
It is only very recently that Lyly has been recognised as a "popular writer with an unparalleled reach beyond the court," his euphuistic prose style influencing figures including Munday and Gosson (whom he "may well have known").
Rose, the play is written in blank verse rather than euphuistic prose
20) As one recent writer notes, "Greene's romances contain a number of potentially conflicting interests: in incident, in the pastoral landscape, and in the set speech or euphuistic description.
Bequeathed to Philautus' sons, nursed up with their father in England', clearly indicate the author's intention to present his romance as a sequel to the bestselling prose work of the Elizabethan-Jacobean period, and the endeavour to capitalize upon Lyly's success is further evident in the Euphuistic mode of the address `To the Gentlemen Readers', and the codicil to Euphues' will, framed as a letter to Philautus, that acts as a preface to the work.
In what is virtually a description of the euphuistic style considerably before Euphues had appeared on the literary scene, Wilson analyses the precedents for the wordplay so fashionable in his own time.
Alliteration of initial sounds or syllables is frequently accompanied by medial or final alliterations that either echo the initial groupings or establish new linkages, thereby creating a harmonious acoustic environment, a rich choir of sound, that prevents the strong initial alliterations, especially when they involve close adjective-noun pairings, from overpowering the sense (as they might do in euphuistic prose) or interfering with some other device, such as a lexical or figurative one.
In the latter type, Cicero himself discerned two varieties, the one epigrammatic and euphuistic, dependent upon artful structure rather than importance of content, and the other characterized by a swift and passionate flow of speech in which choice of words for precise and elegant effect was a dominant factor.