Modern Love | Critical Essay by Arline Golden

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of Modern Love.
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SOURCE: Golden, Arline. “‘The Game of Sentiment’: Tradition and Innovation in Meredith's Modern Love.ELH 40, no. 3 (summer 1973): 264-84.

In the following essay, Golden considers Meredith's poem within the generic tradition of the sonnet sequence. Comparing the sonnets of Modern Love to Petrarchan and Shakespearean forms, Golden suggests that Meredith's adaptation of poetic tradition parallels his depiction of a marriage that outwardly adheres to traditional forms but suffers from modern sentimentality.

                    Lady, I am content To play with you the game of Sentiment 

Modern Love, “XXVIII”

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In one of George Meredith's few references to Modern...

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