Mytheme of the Prophetic Maid in Thomas Gray's Poems
Available Online June 2017.
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- mytheme, prophecy, fate, Thomas Gray
- Gray's odes of prophecy The Descent of Odin and The Fatal Sisters, which he rendered from the Norse, represent the feminine power of prophecy revealed in the Older Edda (Balder's Fate and The Song of the Valkyries). Gray follows the poetics of the Edda songs with their uncertainty, ambivalence, and vagueness where many things are not defined but mostly implied that fully corresponds to the language of prophecy because the major theme of the odes is prophecy and the heroines are prophetic maids able to predetermine the fate of the world.
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TY - CONF AU - Juliette Alilova PY - 2017/06 DA - 2017/06 TI - Mytheme of the Prophetic Maid in Thomas Gray's Poems BT - Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 140 EP - 143 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.37 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.37 ID - Alilova2017/06 ER -