The first text to be analyzed, Oracion funebre (1716), consists of the funerary prayers delivered at an exequy
organized by the Duchess's son, Joaquin Ponce de Leon (Duke of Arcos) in the Capuchin Convent of the Immaculate Conception in the town of Marchena in Andalucia.
QUEZALES UNTIDILY ACHROMIC FLEABANE FERMENTS (81) HAPHAZARD AQUILEGIA SUCCORING TAEKWONDO (77) SCOFFLAWS HYPEREMIA AMATIVELY HALAZONES (77) HAMADA EXEQUY
MIZUNA PLEACH YESSES (76) SNIPPER NONHOME EIDOLIC ESERINE ZONATED EMETINE RESECTS (75) HARIJAN ATOMIZE WASABIS EXIGENT DYNODES (74) PRELATE SEMILOG HEEZING ACTABLE WHIRLER SYNDETS (74) REPAST EXARCH DUNKER EVZONE FIESTA YAREST (73)
In chapter 3, "Interpreting Emotions," Altieri shows how emotions engender storylines about identity-formation in Matthew Arnold's "Isolation: To Marguerite" and Henry King's "The Exequy
," while in chapter 4, "Why Manner Matters," he shows how artistic style reveals the autonomy and value of affective experience in Giorgione's The Holy Family and in three poems by Robert Creeley.
With respect to King's "The Exequy
," he writes, "in its interpretation of the elegy, King's poem is less interested in winning sympathy from an audience than in giving the audience the possibility of admiring what love can become" (98).
DM: I have heard you say that the 17th-century poem "An Exequy
to His Matchless, Never-to-Be-Forgotten Friend" by Henry King is the best poem of grief in the English language.
He is best known for the poem "An Exequy
to his Matchless Never to be Forgotten Friend.