Abstract

Abstract:

On the occasion of his twenty-fourth birthday, Thomas engages in a witty, whimsical, and ironic reflection on the question of human mortality. In my analysis of this poem, I review the various rehearsals of the venerable meditatio mortis motif, from its biblical and classical origins to its modern manifestations in profane and liturgical literature.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 508-526
Launched on MUSE
2016-04-28
Open Access
No
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