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  • Record Number: 3678
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Twomey , Michael W.
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  • Title: Christ’s Leap and Mary’s Clean Catch in “Piers Plowman” B.12.136-44a and C.14.81-88a [In his allegorical poem, William Langland combines conventional images of Christ and Mary in order to represent how Christ’s love and Mary’s purity played a key role in the foundation of the Church. The poet achieves this effect through poetic devices, including allusion and metaphor. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Yearbook of Langland Studies 5, ( 1991): Pages 165 - 174.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Allusion Chastity in Literature Iconography Imagery Jesus Christ in Literature Langland, William, Poet- Piers Plowman Literature- Verse Love- Religious Aspects Metaphor, Literary Device Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Ithaca College
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 08902917
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