Analyzes the neglected aspect of fifteenth-century alliterative tradition in 'The Dispute between Mary and the Cross' and 'The Foure Leues of the Trewlufe'. Focus on Mary and the Cross; Similarity in innovative poetic structures; Didactic purpose; Symbolism of stones; Differences in style; External similarities; Demonstrations of incarnational impulses.
Modern Language Quarterly
Fein, Susanna (1992). Form and Continuity in the Alliterative Tradition: Cruciform Design and Double Birth in Two Stanzaic Poems. Modern Language Quarterly 53(1) 100-125. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/engpubs/99