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Poetics Today (1 March 2001) 22 (1): 89–127.
Published: 01 March 2001
... time-space construct) and the development of narrative modes in the long poem. In exploring the time-space poetics of Keats's Hyperion , this essay takes as its point of departure the narrative questions posed by the shift from the classical model of Enlightenment epic to the Romantic long poem, and so...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2011) 32 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Eyal Segal Morgan Monique R. , Narrative Means, Lyric Ends: Temporality in the Nineteenth-Century British Long Poem . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2009 . x + 233 pp . © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 New Books at a Glance Geert Brône...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Brian McHale John Ashbery ranks among the exemplary postmodernist poets, and his long poem of the mid-sixties, “The Skaters,” is a strong candidate for the title of exemplary postmodernist long poem. Unlike the more obviously disjunctive poems of Ashbery's Tennis Court Oath period, “The Skaters...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 151–186.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Andrés J. Nader This article considers the history of publication in Germany of poems from the National Socialist concentration camps. It also traces an international shift in attitude toward these poems, from neglect or suppression in the decades after World War II to a heightened interest and...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2012) 33 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2012
... “Newspaper,” Joy Harjo’s “When the World as We Knew It Ended—,” and Reginald Shepherd’s “Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear” illustrate how some poets after 9/11 envisioned community as tense, contradictory, and fragmented. The article discusses those three poems and their relationship to the...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2004) 25 (1): 137–158.
Published: 01 March 2004
... highlighting the fictive status of this figure. Doubled Flowering: From the Notebooks of Araki Yasusada does this by first building up the heteronym of Yasusada, then systematically effacing him as he himself adopts a variety of other voices and personae. The Yasusada poems also serve to expand the range of...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2007) 28 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Day and No Memories” in a manner that confirms the accomplishment of the original poem while embedding it, subtly as well as evocatively, within the filmmaker's personal context. nebel ( mist ), by German filmmaker Matthias Müller, re-presents a cycle of poems by Ernst Jandl, Gedichte an die kindheit...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Brian McHale When, in 1944, William Carlos Williams defined a poem as “a small (or large) machine made of words,” he had in mind as a model for poetry the precision machines of speed and power celebrated by other modernist writers and visual artists. But this was not the only machine model current...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2008) 29 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Leslie Brisman The question considered here is not what are the most interesting or most discussed recent movements in literary criticism, but what are the methodological innovations that might actually contribute to a better understanding of a specific poem? I look in two directions, the one...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Mats Jansson Digital technologies entail new possibilities and challenges for the production and reception of ekphrasis. The ekphrastic poet is given the opportunity not only to write a poem “describing” a work of art, but to create a multimedial artwork involving several senses. In consequence...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2018) 39 (2): 319–335.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to collaborate with him by writing poems in response to sheets of calligraphic marks, Ingmire then produces highly artistic, calligraphic versions of the poems. In the example I discuss, the poem was then produced as an artist’s book by a Japanese artist using ancient paper-folding and bookmaking...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2009) 30 (2): 155–205.
Published: 01 June 2009
... cognitive operations involved in the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon (a frustrating failure to retrieve a known but temporarily unavailable word) and those involved in creating the anagram, a poetic device discovered by Ferdinand de Saussure, in which the phonemes of the important theme word of a poem are...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2010) 31 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
... is to integrate these varied cognitive literary studies into our own response to Richards, specifically through the empirical study of poetic texts within the tradition of the Gestalt school of psychology. In the first section, we discuss the poem as a gestalt, which stands behind Richards's...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... chose silence, just as his poems of fantasy stand opposed to Levi's documentary prose. Yet the comparison remains illuminating because even the divides prove thematic, central, and even dynamic, in that the writers undergo a symmetrical change. While the early Levi is relatively optimistic about the...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2016) 37 (3): 355–368.
Published: 01 September 2016
... become more common in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? This essay addresses these questions through a reading of two poems that fantasize the imagined ruins of London: Thomas Littleton's “The State of England and the Once Flourishing City of London. In a Letter from an American...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2014) 35 (4): 659–688.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Lauren Shohet Andrew Marvell's “Upon Appleton House” meditates on when and how forms and events become meaningful. The poem reveals the limitations of criticism that assumes rather than questions what constitutes history. Drawing on the literary-historical conventions of its inherited country house...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Reuven Tsur This article explores some cognitive and aesthetic principles about picture poems. It regards language as a hierarchy of signs: the graphemic string signifies a phonological string, which signifies units of meaning, which signify referents in extralinguistic reality. Our linguistic...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2001) 22 (4): 765–793.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Andrew Franta Recent work on Shelley has focused on the relationship between poetry and politics, attempting to explain poetry's role in effecting political change. This essay argues that such an approach—which asks how Shelley's political opinions are manifested in his poems—misses the point of...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
... twentiethcentury literarycritical responses to Shelley’s poetics, especially as enacted in his 1820 ode “To a Sky-Lark.” These diverge in their evaluations of the poem, but they nevertheless converge in their descriptive accounts of the peculiar cognitive effect primed by Shelley’s complexly metaphoric verse...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2004) 25 (4): 711–730.
Published: 01 December 2004
...William Waters Critics have warned readers against feeling personally addressed by the many commands in Rilke's Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus . The essay argues, through readings of imperative sonnets, that such critics are misguided: the poems do seek a reader's intimate and personal...