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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 232–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Derek Furr 2013 Derek Furr Re-Sounding Folk Voice, Remaking the Ballad: Alan Lomax, Margaret Walker, and the New Criticism Derek Furr From the British Romantic period through the first decades of the twentieth century, the literary ballad was a commonly practiced form, some...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Karen Jackson Ford Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 The Last Quatrain: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Ends of Ballads The Last Quatrain: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Ends of Ballads Karen Jackson Ford In a 1961 interview with Studs Terkel, Gwendolyn Brooks expressed unqualified...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 37–78.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Paul Peppis Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Salvaging Dialect and Cultural Cross-Dressing in McKay’s Constab Ballads. Salvaging Dialect and Cultural Cross-Dressing in McKay’s Constab Ballads Paul Peppis Though no annus mirabilis, 1912 is an auspicious year in the history of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 396–404.
Published: 01 September 2010
... is a genuinely valuable series of interpretations that treats its poet as a craftsman for whom the shape of technique in lyric poetry is always also the shape of meaning. Vendler’s roomy chapters include gatherings of Yeats’s tetrameters, blank verse, sonnets, ballads, and rhymed stanzas...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... ount o f informa­ tion available and the timing o f its release. A quick look at a ballad in the 399 Ellen Spolsky repertoire o f Joan Baez will show just how im portant metarepresentation is in determining action and how the author and/or genre control it. In a tale o f thwarted love...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
... a touchstone for the cataclysmic events of September 2001, sixty years later, demonstrates the durability of poetry in contrast to the twenty-four hour news cycle. This chapter focuses on the news ballads of Jamaican poet Louise Bennett; poems of Heaney, Yeats, MacNeice, and other Irish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2007
... the essay was itself a kind of living demonstration of the very argument that it was making, as I was delighted to misrecall in the process that one of the subliminal “he­ roes” in the interstices of the piece—William Wordsworth—notes in the Preface to the 2nd edition of the Lyrical Ballads not...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 179–209.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Bishop’s ballad “Burglar of Babylon” inspired him to write his own long ballad “The Summer People.”4 Bishop’s sestina describes a grandmother with an evidently parentless grandchild. Although the child’s artistry gives her some satisfaction when she draws a man with “buttons like tears” (Poems 123...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 472–493.
Published: 01 December 2003
... as if her incipient womanhood was created to make him happy. Judith Page has remarked that the Lyrical Ballads are full of marginalized adult women like the Mad Mother (47); I would add that the little girl seems well on her way to becoming one of them. The form of the poem—the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... same name in The Lyrical Ballads (ca. 1909–1937b). An important predecessor to Crane’s poem, Wordsworth’s “The Idiot Boy” focuses on a young man with a cognitive disability. As Peter Rushton suggests, the poem participates in a nostalgic fantasy of a “pre-industrial paradise” where “the ‘idiot’ was a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 531–537.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the achievements and ideologies of particular writers, as in “Lorine Niedecker, the Anonymous: Gender, Class, Genre, and Resistances,” where she analyzes Niedecker’s subversive reinvention of the nursery rhyme and the folk ballad, or in “The Gendered Marvel­ ous: Barbara Guest, Surrealism, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 164–173.
Published: 01 March 2013
... poems “The Sunday of Satin-Legs Smith” and the Pulitzer Prize winning Annie Allen, and two later political poems, “The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till” and “The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock.” The 169 Lara Vetter 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, Bryant observes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
... extent that Wordsworth’s ballad is a tale of narrative estrangement, this fits well with Lurie’s frequent misreading of his daughter’s life and his inability to guide her. For instance, when he first comes to stay with her after his disgrace, she senses that he wishes she were learning Russian or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 June 2002
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 239–267.
Published: 01 September 2004
... “spontaneous overflow of powerful emotion recollected in tranquility” (.Lyrical Ballads 246) in the way it imagines art’s response to time. It does this most conspicuously beginning in stanzas 5 and 6: 5 Adolescence, glowering unkissed: The obstacle course yearning Grew...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 336–366.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., more active identity for herself during a period of silence. After “a time,” the weak thoughts will take the monstrous form of a white worm, a legendary monster that Smith would have encountered at least twice in her much-beloved Child Ballads. The white worm can be distinguished from a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., 1960. Wilde, Oscar. Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Ed.Vivyan Holland. London: Col­ lins, 1948. Wordsworth, William. Poetical Works. Ed. Thomas Hutchinson. Rev. Ernest de Selincourt. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1969. “Preface to Lyrical Ballads” English Critical Texts Sixteenth Century to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 131–163.
Published: 01 June 2003
... attached to these local festivi­ ties, the bearbaiting and blood sports of the lower-class holiday gave way to the staged “savagery” and “fierceness” of the exhibited animals.16 Wombwell’s Menagerie, a traveling outfit, was so well known at wakes that a ballad in broadsheet form was presented...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... Wordsworth advertised a new attention to “common life,” but the preface to Lyrical Ballads does not present the poems as illuminations of the ordinary for its own sake. The “purpose” specifically ascribed to them is the revelation of funda­ mental features of human psychology: “to follow the fluxes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 367–396.
Published: 01 September 2014
... first poet to equate a de-emphasizing of personification with poetic progress. In his 1802 Preface to Lyrical Ballads, William Wordsworth casts the scarcity of the trope in his and Coleridge’s joint collection as an index of their work’s modernity: The Reader will find that personifications...