English 202 - W.H. Auden

English 202 W.H. - C “In Memory of W B Yeats”(1939 1 Three-parts of the poem Part I – description of landscape surrounding Yeats’s death

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W.H. Auden (1907-1973) A. Relationship to modernism 1. lacks self-consciousness of much modernist poetry 2. shares modernist interest in experimental forms 3. shares skepticism of art’s ability to cause political or social change B. “Musee des Beaux Arts” (written 1938) 1. “The Old Masters” 2. Brueghel’s Icarus 3. Concern for representing experience accurately 4. Seeking meaning in the world, in experience, in suffering
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Unformatted text preview: C. “In Memory of W. B. Yeats” (1939) 1. Three-parts of the poem Part I – description of landscape surrounding Yeats’s death Part II – the present condition of Yeats’s poetry Part III – a mock-elegy for Yeats and further comment on the role of poetry 2. Speaker’s attitude toward Yeats 3. Poetry, history, and politics...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 202 taught by Professor Crome-romanovski during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.

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