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Georgics

Roman Vergil’s poetic statement set in context of agriculture. [Rom. Lit.: Benét, 389]
See: Farming
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10) (10) In Clare's transformation of the georgic mode, the poppies and carlock are the heroic workers transforming the countryside through asserting a form of life analogous to the limited freedom secured by the poor when exercising their common rights.
This dialogue as it extends on into Aurora Leigh's Book 2, and especially as it exhibits Romney's ascription of conventional gender roles to his cousin Aurora, provides background for my larger argument about Browning's appropriation of such conventionally gendered assumptions into her insights about genre, here the Virgilian georgic.
Recognizing the ways that Berry uses his fiction to explore the proper relationship between labor, leisure, and technology in agriculture establishes that Port William is a quintessentially georgic setting that nevertheless signals Berry's revision of the mode.
In the georgic worlds of Hesiod, Virgil, and Lytle, the weather is capricious, uncooperative, and often inclement.
24) The literary-critical silence is broken only by one serious discussion of the workhouse passage, a recent and beautifully nuanced examination of georgic ideals and motifs in the passage by David Fairer.
Tracks the genre of the georgic in American poetry and, in the first chapter, "examines Whitman's project, in Leaves of Grass, of tallying labor's value in light of its changing composition, and his employment of the georgic form as a means for resolving newfound social contradictions generated by these developments"; DAI-A 71 (December 2010).
15) David Fairer, "Organic Matters: Georgic and Gothic in Eighteenth-Century Britain," lecture to American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Colorado Springs, 6 April 2002.
Fairer's exciting reading of the Wordsworthian landscape draws on a distinction between pastoral and georgic modes.
Other contributors offer new perspectives on Walden as satire as comedy and as exemplary of the georgic mode rather than the more often cited pastoral.
Sweet, moreover, provocatively maintains, as his title implies, that Crevecoeur's Letters can be read as an Early American georgic text.
A related effort (especially chapters 5-7, focusing on book 1) argues the importance of the Virgilian georgic tradition in Spenser's Irish plantation ethos.
Q WHILE in service I sailed to the Middle and Far East on the troopships The Scythia and The Georgic.