Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 10155
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Carlson , Paula J.
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  • Title: Lady Meed and God’s Meed: The Grammar of 'Piers Plowman' B 3 and C 4 [In revising his poem, William Langland expands a passage (in what is known as the B-text) into a longer passage (in what is known as the C-text) that describes the debate between Conscience and Lady Meed. Much of modern readers’ confusion about the meaning of the C-text passage lies in the misleading punctuation in W. W. Skeat’s printed edition of the poem. The editor’s punctuation choices obscure the sustained grammatical metaphor Langland uses in the revised C-text. In this new passage, the relationship between nouns and adjectives are meant to describe (by way of analogy) the relationship between God and humanity. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Traditio 46, ( 1991): Pages 291 - 311.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Conscience (Literary Figure) Editing Texts Grammar Lady Meed (Literary Figure) Langland, William, Poet- Piers Plowman Language Literature- Verse Metaphor, Literary Device Personification Revision Rhetoric Women in Literature
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Yale University
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03621529