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標題: The Idea and Proper Use of Wit: Donne's Two Early Elegies as Examined by a Reading of Hoskyns's Direccons for Speech and Style
作者: Chien-kang Tseng
關鍵字: Donne;wit;the Elegies;Hoskyns;Direccons for Speech and Style
出版社: 臺中市:國立中興大學外國語文學系
Project: Intergrams, Volume 14, Issue 2, Page(s) 24-39.
In English literature one thinks of Donne when thinking of the term “wit.” Critics such as Dryden, Johnson and Eliot, each using his own approach, have all commented on wit and Donne’s wit. Contemporary literary criticism, nevertheless, seems to have ignored how Donne’s own contemporary coterie critics considered “wit” and Donne’s wit. This essay focuses on John Hoskyns’s idea of “wit” and related subjects found in his Direccons for Speech and Style. Hoskyns’s seventeenth-century literary tastes give us a glimpse of how an intellectual of the time who had a similar Inns-of-Court background like Donne’s might have looked at wit and the use of wit. Hoskyns’s critical opinions are scrutinised and employed to discuss two of Donne’s early Elegies: “To his Mistress going to bed” and “Jealousy.”
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