The abject lover of the Courtly Love Era

Halimah Mohamed Ali, (2013) The abject lover of the Courtly Love Era. 3L; Language,Linguistics and Literature,The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies., 19 (3). pp. 11-19. ISSN 0128-5157


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This essay discusses the courtly love era through the work of Samuel Daniel with reference to his sonnet sequence To Delia. The discussion is varied using the psychoanalysis lens proposed by Jacque Lacan and Julia Kristeva. It defines what courtly love is and how court poetry is used to woo the lady. The discussion defines love and sexual desire that is portrayed through the sonnets. It is concluded that the persona’s flattery of the lady as well as verbal threats laced with the use of metaphors culminate in elevating his own self rather than the lady he is wooing.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:abject; Samuel Daniel. courtly love; psychoanalysis; court poetry
Journal:3L ; Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature
ID Code:6580
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Deposited On:14 Oct 2013 01:02
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