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  • Poems written on the occasion of a wedding.

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Form

    • Epithalamia
  • Variants

    • Epithalamic poetry
    • Epithalamies
    • Epithalamions
    • Epithalamiums
    • Nuptial poetry
    • Wedding poetry
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Baldick, C. The Oxford dictionary of literary terms, 2008(epithalamion (epithalamium) (plural -amia) A song or poem celebrating a wedding, and traditional intended to be sung outside the bridal chamber on the wedding night. Adjective: epithalamic)
    • found: Quinn, E. A dictionary of literary and thematic terms, c1999(epithalamion A poem written on the occasion of a wedding, usually celebrating the virtue and beauty of the bride.)
    • found:, Feb. 7, 2013(epithalamion plural epithalamia. A song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom)
    • found: Feature of the Latin epithalamies of 18th century Lithuania, via WWW, Feb. 7, 2013(Genre of the wedding poetry, developed in the ancient Greece, manifested itself as two kinds of the wedding hymns, i.e. hymeneals and epithalamies; epithalamic compositions; epithalamic poem)
    • found: Epithalamiums : an anthology of marriage poems from Chaucer to the modern, 2013, in website, viewed Feb. 7, 2013(Book description: In the genre of poetry, nuptial poetry is singularly under-represented. The only extant anthology on nuptial poetry, published in the last decade of the nineteenth century, is now difficult to find, and does not have entries beyond the eighteenth century)
  • General Notes

    • Poems written on the occasion of a wedding.
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2016-02-06: revised
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