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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Riazantseva, Tetiana M.
Title: The theme of religion in the British metaphysical poetry of the 20th century (poetry of the new apocalypse, 1939–1941)
Other Title: Religijos tema XX a. anglų metafizinėje poezijoje (naujosios apokalipsės poezija 1939–1941 m.)
Is part of: Soter : religijos mokslo žurnalas, 2012, nr. 43(71), p. 135-140
Date: 2012
Abstract: The paper analyzes the transformation of the themes, poetics and stylistics of metaphysical poetry in the works of H. Treece, J. F. Hendry, N. Moore, T. Scott et al. associated with the Apocalyptic Movement in British literature. The material for the analysis is taken from their second anthology, “The White Horseman”, published in 1941. The poetry of the New Apocalypse is considered in comparison with the works of British and continental metaphysical poets of the 17th, 19th and 20th centuries (R. Crashaw, F. de Quevedo, G. M. Hopkins, et al). The main focus is on the theme of religion. The paper explains the new configuration of traditional key themes (Religion, Death and Time, Love) in the works of the 20th century poets, and shows new details in their interpretation of the relations between God and man. The research concentrates on the development of certain motifs such as ‘the death of God’ (a motif known since Victorian times), and demonstrates several new accents brought to traditional issues within the theme of religion (e.g. the desolation of human being). The paper also considers the new developments in the field of traditional poetics and stylistics of metaphysical poetry. The author analyzes the use of gospel paraphrases, polysemantic words and expressions, examples or word- play, etc. in the religious poetry of the Apocalyptic Movement.
Appears in Collections:SOTER: religijos mokslo žurnalas / SOTER: Journal of Religious Science 2012, nr. 43(71)

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