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The Resource Awakening verse : the poetics of early American evangelicalism, Wendy Raphael Roberts

Awakening verse : the poetics of early American evangelicalism, Wendy Raphael Roberts

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Awakening verse : the poetics of early American evangelicalism
Title
Awakening verse
Title remainder
the poetics of early American evangelicalism
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Raphael Roberts
Title variation
Poetics of early American evangelicalism
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with Isaac Watts's Horae Lyricae (1706) and concluding with the burgeoning poetic print culture of the early nineteenth century Awakening Verse unfolds how evangelical ministers, itinerants, and lay people in colonial British North America capaciously engaged prevailing ideas about literary taste and created a distinct transatlantic poetics grounded in Watts's notion of the "plainest capacity." From the evangelical women who were instrumental in the development of bountiful verse ministries and the creation of poetic coteries to the itinerant ministers for whom poetics and its attendant sociability were central, evangelicals produced new forms of the "poet-minister" and "print itinerancy" that emerged as crucial practices of revivalism and facilitated rearrangements of ecclesiastical, gendered, and racialized authority. Well-known poet-ministers, such the Bostonian Sarah Moorhead and the Virginian James Ireland, reimagined formal poetic elements in the service of saving souls. Others, like Samuel Davies and Phillis Wheatley became enmeshed in critical debates over the racialization of evangelical verse. Countless others, in print and in manuscript, joined with Watts to save poetry from its "profligate" uses. Awakening Verse shows that American literary and religious histories that regularly exclude one hundred years of verse severely impoverish our understanding of early evangelicalism and American poetry. Taking revival poets and their verse as seriously as they and their contemporaries did provides an entirely new understanding of eighteenth-century evangelical and literary culture, one in which poetry serves as one of the primary actors in the creation, maintenance, and adaptation of evangelical culture and religious enthusiasm animates American poetics"--
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Roberts, Wendy Raphael
Dewey number
811/.009382
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.R4
LC item number
R63 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religious poetry, American
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Evangelicalism in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Evangelicalism
  • American poetry
  • Evangelicalism
  • Evangelicalism in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Religious poetry, American
  • United States
Label
Awakening verse : the poetics of early American evangelicalism, Wendy Raphael Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-277) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Revival Poetry -- Chapter One: "The Sound in Faith" : The Calvinist Couplet and the Poetics of Espousal -- Chapter Two: "A Lady in New England" : Forms of the Poet-Minister -- Chapter Three: Evangelical Harmony and the Discord of Taste -- Chapter Four: The Ethiop's Verse : The Limits of Poetic Capacity and Espousal Piety -- Chapter Five: A Revivalist Ars Poetica for an Itinerant Coterie : Evangelical Wit, Punctiliar Revision, and Poetic Address -- Conclusion: Conversions of Poetic History -- Appendix A: Revival Poets and Poetry -- Appendix B: Selected Verse
Control code
1137736999
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 300 pages
Isbn
9780197510278
Lccn
2019058174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137736999
Label
Awakening verse : the poetics of early American evangelicalism, Wendy Raphael Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Revival Poetry -- Chapter One: "The Sound in Faith" : The Calvinist Couplet and the Poetics of Espousal -- Chapter Two: "A Lady in New England" : Forms of the Poet-Minister -- Chapter Three: Evangelical Harmony and the Discord of Taste -- Chapter Four: The Ethiop's Verse : The Limits of Poetic Capacity and Espousal Piety -- Chapter Five: A Revivalist Ars Poetica for an Itinerant Coterie : Evangelical Wit, Punctiliar Revision, and Poetic Address -- Conclusion: Conversions of Poetic History -- Appendix A: Revival Poets and Poetry -- Appendix B: Selected Verse
Control code
1137736999
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 300 pages
Isbn
9780197510278
Lccn
2019058174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137736999

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