Armida's Garden

Armida’s Garden

symbol of the attractions of the senses. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
See: Lust
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When Tasso effects Rinaldo's departure from Armida's garden without subjecting the sorceress to an unveiling, he establishes his distance from Trissino and from the gendered mo dels for reading that Trissino's poem employs.
(32.) Tasso's defense of the beautiful marvelous, Patterson suggests, also provides a retrospective justification for romance material that allowed Tasso to retain a number of passages in his Jerusalem Conquered, including the sensuous descriptions of Armida's gardens (131).