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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 437–466.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... Then she switches scenes, thinking, “And another clock was ticking.” In the published novel, this scene seems more coherent, distinguishing what appear to be two time frames with the line “And the clock was ticking loud, like that time when I lay looking at the dog in the picture Loyal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 465–493.
Published: 01 September 2013
... uncover an association between two sources of knowledge: hearing and reading. The association of hearing with reading in Eva Trout is in line with a claim made about Victorian fiction by Jennifer Esmail. Accounting for the dearth of signing deaf characters in Victorian fiction, she suggests...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... are recycled; cadences and line-length funnel down towards the solipsism of “himself.” Three further utterances then present themselves to Murphy: the first two mimic prose paraphrase, in the manner of the officialese that we might imagine in MMM, case notes of the scene; the third, following a long rest, cuts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... would “give us each a good ducking” (192) before throwing the party overboard. Despite these close calls, the British navy fell for the ruse—hook, line, and sinker. In fact, the officers were so friendly that Virginia began to feel “slightly ashamed” (193). A few days later, official tempers flared...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2021
... visual aesthetic—its juxtaposition of translucent, glowing color with opaque line that holds and tempers it—and its power to shape psychological interiors by shaping exterior surroundings. Especially in narrating moments when a character struggles to comprehend her relationship to another person...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 264–291.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Boundary Line. All else after that, in all History, is but Sub-Division.” — Mr. Edgewise (Mason & Dixon 360-61) And wherever you may stand, given the Convexity, each o f you is slighdy pointed away from everybody else.. . . Here in the Earth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 396–404.
Published: 01 September 2010
... lyric that, once noticed, need to be remembered. Not that this is always a case of registering particular felicities of line or rhyme: rather, it is the ability to bring ques- tions of Yeats’s  formal thinking into play in approaching areas of close, complex density of meaning and reference...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 393–410.
Published: 01 December 2019
... work. And gone, too, was their derivative bent, as, no longer beholden to her male predecessors and contemporaries, Rich was able to find liberty in the free verse line. “In tone and style, the new poetry is far freer,” Cheri Langdell (2004 : 42) observes: “The poem here is not a means of containment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
...: “Once I get started, get a line, like ‘Rudolph Reed was oaken’—well, the rest just follows automatically,” she told Terkel (“A Conversation” 10). But such fluidity would be precisely what estranged her from the form after 1967. In a characteristically ambivalent moment in a 1986 interview...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 431–454.
Published: 01 December 2021
... editions and collections with line numbers. 1 These hover to the right and suggest one way of accounting for the poem: simply count from one to 434. Eliot chose to run the numbers up to 434 instead of restarting at one to begin each of the five sections, emphasizing a sense of numerical encompassment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 245–270.
Published: 01 September 2023
... but relaxing some of French prosody’s more complex requirements], still others to a kind of laisse [the line of the chanson de geste ] or verset [that of the Bible] based on the breath” (translation mine). Apollinaire’s own place in this taxonomy remains the subject of much debate among French critics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 492–515.
Published: 01 December 2011
...” (Schappell 81), just as James trod that fine line between laboring for the “rarest finish” (“The Future” 105) and his acknowledgment that there are no reliable “rules” by which “perfection” can be achieved. What can such affinities with this earlier modernist ideal of integrity tell us about how...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
... by her birth and death: the bracketed epigraph “ [On my birthday] ” identifies it as a birthday poem, evidently composed sometime around her thirty-seventh birthday in February 1948; and its last line, “Awful but cheerful,” is one that she asked to be carved on her gravestone. (It is, in fact.) She...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., metalepsis abounds throughout the body of “Clepsydra” but is abandoned in its final line. Where “Soonest Mended” pictures the end as a refreshed commencement, here linear time prevails, as morning will succumb to “evening.” It’s true that the writing of the final lines preceded the rest of the poem...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
... and the bleak beach scene continues to line 32, where, unsignaled and encrypted, the location shifts to London’s Fleet Street: One house like a ratskin Mask flaps fleet In the sailor’s tall Ventriloquist street Where the rag houses flap Hiding a gap. 76...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 296–332.
Published: 01 June 2012
... a concise formulation of this line of argument in his polemical remarks about Walt Whitman in “The Poetry of Barbarism”: Democracy was not to be merely a constitutional device for the better government of given nations, not merely a movement for the material improvement of the lot...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 369–392.
Published: 01 December 2019
...? A calibration’s on the shelf, syringe her husband wouldn’t give her. She is not in pain, he says, and he’s the doctor. (4–5) By this point, time is fraught with so much uncertainty that the section’s first line reverberates beyond any casual meaning. Since “tells” can mean “recounts” or “discerns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... design which persuades a curve into a plane, but to tell myself again that the line which says woodland and cried hunger and gives out among sweet pine and cypress and finds no horizon will not be there. (1994, 7) The line that is missing from the map—that could represent the lives lost...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background” (25). A “sharp white background” might refer to tennis itself, often called the “lily-white sport,” but in Citizen it also comes to represent various instantiations of the color line, Williams’s position reflecting the systemic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 606–639.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Outright” in a voice that Frost’s biog- rapher Lawrance Thompson calls “firm and unfaltering” and a reporter for the Washington Post termed “natural” (qtd. in Thompson 282), though he dramatically revised the poem’s final line, “Such as she was, such as she would become.” Thompson describes...