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WILLIAM DUNBAR: LAUREATE AND FOOL

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Date Issued:
1981
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The purpose of this thesis is to show, through examples of his work, that William Dunbar was not only an official court poet at the court of James IV of Scotland, but in that capacity served as court fool. The thesis will be supported through comparison of Dunbar's works, showing the contrasts between his solemn, moral allegories, addresses, and religious poetry and the facetious, satirical style used in his role as a fool. This comparison will include discussions of the Scottish aureate convention-- the profuse poetical use of ornate , especially French or Latinate, words --and the aoir (poetical diatribe) as well as their relationship to Dunbar's poetical achievements.
Title: WILLIAM DUNBAR: LAUREATE AND FOOL.
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Name(s): BRUMBACK, RICHARD A.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Collins, Robert A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1981
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 59 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this thesis is to show, through examples of his work, that William Dunbar was not only an official court poet at the court of James IV of Scotland, but in that capacity served as court fool. The thesis will be supported through comparison of Dunbar's works, showing the contrasts between his solemn, moral allegories, addresses, and religious poetry and the facetious, satirical style used in his role as a fool. This comparison will include discussions of the Scottish aureate convention-- the profuse poetical use of ornate , especially French or Latinate, words --and the aoir (poetical diatribe) as well as their relationship to Dunbar's poetical achievements.
Identifier: 14068 (digitool), FADT14068 (IID), fau:10884 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1981.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Subject(s): Dunbar, William,--1460?-1520?--Criticism and interpretation
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