Title page for ETD etd-05112009-151744

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Greer, Janice
Author's Email Address none
URN etd-05112009-151744
Title Sir Walter Ralegh's verse conversations
Degree Master of Arts
Department English
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Downs-Gamble, Margaret Committee Chair
  • Seventeenth-century poetsk
  • Seventeenth-century poets
Date of Defense 1996-05-01
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Sir Walter Raleigh's poems, as tghey circulated in manuscripts, are influenced by Raleigh's position at court, his social situation, the patronage system, and the political scene. Even though many scholars believe that often verses were copied groups according to theme, careful consideration shows that verses that have been tradionally seen as related by theme have a stronger connection. The context of the peom can reveal a great deal about the intention of the author and the situation about which the author wrote.
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