Renæssanceforum 12 • 2017
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Trine Arlund Hass
Amerinus' apostrofer

Amerinus' Apostrophes
This paper aims to contribute to the deciphering of the poem Ecloga de pacis foedere inter Daniam et Sueciam (Wittenberg 1573) by the Danish poet Hans Lauridsen Amerinus (c. 1550-1605). It treats the three instances of apostrophe in the poem in order to examine how the use of this figure works in establishing the narrative about the Nordic Seven Years War between Sweden and Denmark (1563-70). The article finds that the apostrophes contribute, first, to establish the general premise of the poem, that personified war is the villain rather than the Swedes, and, later, to include and highlight digressions about Danish victories.