apparatus documents the known variations that might plausibly be "accurate" and reminds modern readers of the multiple possible versions an earlier audience might have experienced. Close reading : Reading a piece of literature carefully, bit by bit, in order to analyze the significance of every individual word, image, and artistic ornament. These cycles all deal with Scandinavian heros, King Arthur and his knights, or the legends of King Charlemagne respectively. Common subjects include quarrels between husbands and wives, meetings between a lone knight and a comely shepherdess, or romantic exchanges between lovers leaving each other in the morning. Chivalry : An idealized code of military and social behavior for the aristocracy in the late medieval period. (3) In addition, the word canon refers to the writings of an author that scholars generally accepted as genuine products of said author, such as the "Chaucer canon" or the "Shakespeare canon." Chaucer's canon includes The Canterbury Tales, for instance, but it does not include.
Contrast with epic simile and dyfalu. Brick Books, London, Ontario: 1994. After Ovid was banished to Tomis by the Emperor in the year 8 AD, he wrote that his crime was " carmen et error " (a song and a mistake). A printer could thus check the order by flipping quickly from one page to the next and making sure the catchword matched appropriately. Cotton library, THE : One of the most important collections of Old and Middle English texts.
She knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death; the face that had never looked save with love upon her." (para. Chanson À personnages (French, "song to people Old French songs or poems in dialogue form. Characters are valued according to their linguistic and intellectual prowess. Convention : A common feature that has become traditional or expected within a specific genre (category) of literature or film.