2) To sift through Dorothy Wordsworth's literary output is to encounter writings that transcend, ironize
, and imitate print culture in order to create hybrid texts and experiences of reading.
55), and this, too, is part of Dante's strategy to make mockery of the prophetic pretences of his own poem, to ironize
its solemn tone and high seriousness.
Lance's confession, so also does he ironize
the familiar pattern of
Turner's chapter on Audubon makes an interesting comparison between the outlook of Audubon and the outlook of movie westerns, which Turner correctly sees that Warren wishes to ironize
, neither seeing the west as Virgin Land, nor seeing the United States as morally exceptional and exempt from history.
In a surprising move, Walsh points out that the company weren't simply the propaganda arm of the Elizabethan state: they were also performers who were savvy enough to ironize
(occasionally) their role as bearers of Elizabeth's imprimatur and politics.
About the same time that academics and artists took so much pleasure in the apparent discovery of "courtly love," it became fashionable in literary criticism to refer to some of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as a "marriage group" In fact, however, almost every tale deals in some way with marriage, from The Knight's Tale to the Parson's, and several in such a way as explicitly to ironize
in much less subtle ways than Chretien the literary conventions (or affectations) associated with courtly love.
In such a context the will to ironize
can be peculiarly strong.
Even some of our writers most hostile to the classic Gernsback info-dump find it a delicious mode to ironize
The poem's a brilliant tour de force, using word play, the pun, dictions that ironize
and undermine the "we" of the piece, parodies fetishizing, corrupting literary myths.
The answer, I think, is that wife-capture is tinged with an uncanny primal eroticism that survives most attempts to deny, ironize
, or mock it.
In what follows, the boys use hyperbole to effectively ironize
Alex's purported attractiveness.
As Fournel frankly admits, his gaze is necessarily that of a "machine occidentale assez finement reglee," and his accounts do not fail to ironize