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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 431–434.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Jan M. Padios Jan M. Padios is an assistant professor of American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently working on an ethnography of customer service call centers in the Philippines. Chow Rey , Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... that gives shape to illness and loss is Alan Chong Lau's “my ship does not need a helmsman.” It adopts the metaphor of journey to speak about the course of an illness and the prospect of death. The speaker is dying far from home. In short lines the poem creates discontinuities even as it opens long vistas...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the speech of the other, and as such, it is like Judith Butler’s rhetorical “scene of address” in which a listener judges the speaker as a recognizable member of society, or not. The ranter’s language moves outside the domain of speakability, risking misunderstanding in order to confront the limitations...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 163–187.
Published: 01 March 2003
... the labor of the automata (116-17). Burke's modernist hope for the dole is echoed in an ironically diminished form in Ashbery's "Soonest Mended," the speaker of which—a mildly bohemian member of a generation that never "graduates from college" and will not "grow up"—has been reduced to "learning...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2012
... a direct effect upon Dickinson’s sense of the possibilities for formal flexibility in short- lined verse, and her construction of dramatic speakers either manifesting qualities of the ballad speaker in being innocently wise or in self- consciously envying such a state in another person...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 145–178.
Published: 01 March 2005
... poet and voice are considered as one), or speaker (in dramatic or hybrid lyrical-dramatic forms where poet and character are assumed to differ). It is common in romanticism's reflective tradition for either a persona or a speaker to be largely preoccupied with their own thoughts. When...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of the workers, an insistence couched not in “amounts” but in an “evenness” the speaker alone recognizes: Workmen and workwomen! Were all educations practical and ornamental well display’d out of me, what would it amount to? Were I as the head teacher, charitable...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 1–44.
Published: 01 March 2005
... feature moments of convening, where assorted characters in rural environs (shepherds or their equivalents) converse; some of these poems, in turn, along with a number of his lyrics, feature moments of repose, with only a solitary speaker. These pastoral modes engage such themes as community, dis...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 63–80.
Published: 01 March 2001
... final year back to blame of Gonne for her political beliefs and actions and her unrequited love. Bernard Levine asserts that the speaker in the "Helen poems" "looks to the figure of Helen to resolve his quarrel with country and countrymen" (84). In doing so, though, we will see that Yeats...
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Genre (2007) 40 (3-4): 129–142.
Published: 01 September 2007
... "fearfully and wonderously" (139.14 and following), the speaker suddenly changes the subject: "Oh that thou would- est slay, O God, the wicked & bloody men, to whom I say, Depart ye from me" (139:19)—as if, quips C. S. Lewis, "it were surprising that such a simple remedy for human ills had...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 195–213.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of Feinman’s “Relic” with Sonnet 49, a closer examination of Shakespeare’s poem may provide a useful 204 GENRE framework for understanding Feinman’s. Shakespeare’s almost impossibly slip- pery speaker seems at first to perform a thorough self- abjection, confessing his own...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and Œconomical Designs . London : Lawrence . Fay Elizabeth A. 1995 . Becoming Wordsworthian: A Performative Aesthetics . Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press . Ferguson Frances . 2010 . “Writing and Orality around 1800: ‘Speakers,’ ‘Readers,’ and Wordsworth's ‘The Thorn...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... narrative analogs for the figurative work of the clichéd expression “Mixed Feelings,” much as Roussel does with his animated corpses. Ashbery begins his meditation on photographic and literary cliché by evok- ing the photo’s blurred contours and lack of a clear origin. The photo, the speaker tells...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and now (in the kingdom of heaven within us). In a world after Darwin and Marx, the use of the pastoral mode in Frost is a grappling with the problem of weakness itself, so it is no wonder many of his poems present situations where the characters or speakers must deal with situations that threaten...
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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2006
... the moral balance disrupted by the speaker's initial admission of "my negligence" (318) in letting such a valued but helpless creature venture into such grave, overwhelming danger. It is the gap, the loss in their lives, not the ultimate value or significance of it, that occasions...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2012
... them on, sealing off speaker and nation so that on read- ing “Martial Cadenza” we find them “still walking in a present of [their] own.” Graham’s “Spelled from the Shadows Aubade” takes up the words and the formal repetitions of “Martial Cadenza,” and brings them into a different circumstance...
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Genre (2022) 55 (2): 141–159.
Published: 01 July 2022
... or the travel industry. One example of this ambiguity can be found in “She was too good for this life.” Bristow ( 1994 : 178) has argued that the line mocks the woman: “First, the speaker indicates that—as Larkin himself noted on the spoken-word record of this poem—that the young woman is a symbol of ‘universal...
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Genre (2008) 41 (3-4): 149–175.
Published: 01 September 2008
... , 1990 . Cameron Deborah . The Myth of Mars and Venus . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2007 . ---, and Don Kulick. Language and Sexuality . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2003 . Cazden Courtney B. “ Speakers, Listeners and Speech Events in Issues...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 241–246.
Published: 01 December 2020
... traditional categories of form. They are most compelling where they trace poetic syntax, as in lively readings of A. R. Ammons s syntactical gymnastics (227), Robert Hass s nested degrees of reference (97) which lead us away from the speaker s presumed object, and of pivotal words like aber...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 247–256.
Published: 01 September 2000
...; they should not get in the way, should not affect or infect the thought or truth they represent. In this framework, speech has seemed the immediate manifestation or presence of thought, while writing, which operates in the absence of the speaker, has been treated as an artificial and derivative...