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What to Make of an Augmented Thing: Amy Clampit's Syntactic Dramas

Willard Spiegelman

in How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332926
eISBN:
9780199851294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332926.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Amy Clampitt's stylistic choices in her poetic constructions and looks at the interplay between the two seemingly antithetical aspects of her poems: their Keatsian lusciousness ... More


On Balance

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter starts by discussing how Robert Frost, A. R. Ammons and Pattiann Rogers expressly weigh up the Darwinian condition. Next, it examines how Thomas Hardy, Amy Clampitt and Thom Gunn use ... More


“The Way Things Look Each Day” Poetry, Description, Nature

Willard Spiegelman

in How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332926
eISBN:
9780199851294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332926.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book considers description as the very essence of poetry. It answers the following questions: How does description contain or convey meaning? How does one take the measure of the external world? ... More


Humans and Other Animals

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on three types of animal that have played particular symbolic roles in poetry since Charles Darwin. In birds of prey, Robinson Jeffers, Ted Hughes, Richard Eberhart and others ... More


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