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An introduction; a preface.

[Middle English proheme, from Old French, from Latin prooemium, from Greek prooimion : pro-, before; see pro-2 + oimē, song.]

pro·e′mi·al (prō-ē′mē-əl, -ĕm′ē-) adj.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an introduction or preface, such as to a work of literature
[C14: from Latin prooemium introduction, from Greek prooimion, from pro-2 + hoimē song]
proemial adj


(ˈproʊ ɛm)

an introductory discourse; introduction; preface.
[1350–1400; earlier proheme, Middle English < Middle French < Latin prooemium < Greek prooímion prelude =pro- pro-2 + oím(ē) song + -ion diminutive suffix]
pro•e′mi•al (-ˈi mi əl, -ˈɛm i-) adj.

proem, proemium

a preface, preamble, or brief introduction, as to a book or other work.
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So gloz'd the Tempter, and his Proem tun'd; Into the Heart of EVE his words made way, Though at the voice much marveling; at length Not unamaz'd she thus in answer spake.
I cannot better introduce the few poems which I shall present for your consideration, than by the citation of the Proem to Longfellow's "Waif":
And it will seek to reimagine the allegorical and allegorized subject--the "gentlemen or noble person" the poem seeks to fashion "in vertuous and gentle discipline" (151)--not as the incarnation of transcendent forms of virtue but as the product of progressive and ongoing encounters with strange versions of the self in the poem's prismatic and fragmenting "mirrours more than one" (Spenser 2006, 3 proem 5).
Mann moves next to the proem to The Faerie Queene, which carefully renegotiates a famous hyperbaton in the first lines of Vergil's Aeneid, and she proceeds to Book VI, in which the same trope mediates the breaches in decorum met by, and brought on by, Calidore as the knight of Courtesy.
To outline this work, it begins with a proem that covers the approaches to psychological inquiry employed in developing the nosology.
In Memoriam, he argues, is structured typologically, running backwards and forwards in time due to its dedication page marking the date of Hallam's death and its detached proem dated 1849 (the only section to bear a date) that recants all that follows.
Aquinas, Commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics, Proem, in Division and Methods, Appendix 2, 88-89.
29) In the Proem to Book 6, for instance, Spenser describes the "waies" through the "delightful] land of Faery," where "waies" refers in part to the narrative of the allegory itself.
She is on the Board of Directors of PROeM Support Ministries, a stateside organization supporting a church-planting, evangelical ministry in Poland.
Not wishing perhaps to provoke Aba 1-Fad) who had shown great generosity to the poet, Ibn (Abbild praised his talents as a literary critic profusely in the proem to his treatise.
In the proem you generate petroleum coke, which is a spongy residual concentrated with carbon, sulfur and heavy meas.
Thus the volume's first essay--"The Decameron's All-Encompassing Discourse: Topoi of the Poet, Women, and Critics"--seeks to assess the Author's role in the Proem, next at the beginning of Day One, in the Introduction to Day Four, and in the Author's Conclusion at the end of the masterpiece.