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Frame, glass, verse; the technology of poetic invention in the English Renaissance.


Frame, glass, verse; the technology of poetic invention in the English Renaissance.

Kalas, Rayna.

Cornell U. Press


248 pages




Kalas (English, Cornell U.) explores how poetry uses figurative language to give visibility to things that might otherwise remain unseen, things such as time, systems of social rank, the physical properties of matter, and the processes of the imagination. Her case study is Renaissance poetry and its use of figures of framing and images of glass, both as a material and as a technical craft, to illustrate aspects of the world.

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Date:Nov 1, 2007
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