By Lucy Collins
This severe paintings considers the position performed by means of components that will be thought of aberrational in a poet's oeuvre. With an introductory essay exploring the character of aberration, those fourteen contributions examine the paintings of significant 20th-century poets from the united states, Britain, eire, Australia and New Zealand. Aberration is taken into account from the point of view of either the artist and the viewers, prompting dialogue on a number of vital matters, together with the formation of the canon. every one essay discusses the prestige of the aberrant paintings and the ways that it demanding situations, enlarges or helps the final notion of the poet.
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W. H. Auden’s Detours STEPHEN MATTERSON The journey, the quest, and the act of wandering occur so frequently over forty years of Auden’s poetry that evagation becomes analogous to the act of writing a poem. ” he asked, but the rhetorical question masks the fact that his landscapes were never the same landscape, and often represented the climax of a journey whose conclusion was not planned or preﬁgured (Collected 127). It is important to reﬂect on the differences between journey and wandering in the case of Auden.
17 This adage is taken to express a general motto of Moore’s recommending “restraint” in all situations. S. S. S. 19 This poem additionally suggests that Moore may have been ambivalent about the jingoistic righteousness of wartime rhetoric. “Discretion”— perhaps opacity about motives, 24 Aberration in Modern Poetry or failure to admit self-incrimination — is inappropriate in times of crisis, when leaders of a democratic state need to report clearly the basis of their decisions and the events affecting them.
The Sycamores are Cut Down, We Will Change to Cedars,” which I surmise was written around 1916, when Moore quotes from the same passage in Isaiah in “Feed Me Also, River God” and is writing several poems referring to Hebrew prophets; see Cristanne Miller, “Marianne Moore and a Poetry of Hebrew (Protestant) Prophecy,” for this argument. 6. This connection was ﬁrst established by Patricia C. 1 (Spring 1987). No manuscript of this poem exists. Its date of composition is determined by the later of the two newspaper articles on Jonsson that Moore refers to and her unsuccessful submission of the poem to the American Scandinavian Review in 1915.
Aberration in Modern Poetry. Essays on Atypical Works by Yeats, Auden, Moore, Heaney and Others by Lucy Collins