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lecture #12 Poem week

lecture #12 Poem week - Themes-T.S Eliots influence on...

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Themes -T.S. Eliot’s influence on modern poetry -W.B. Yeats and the Romantic sensibility -Joyce and Yeats -Yeats’ vision of history -Reading Yeats’ “Leda and the Swan” -D.H. Laurence’s “Snake” and the human-animal divide. -Close reading of “Snake” -Close reading of Ted Hughes, “The Jaguar” Prufrock: let us go then you and I Godot: yes, let’s go. They do not move. “dissociation of sensibility” UNIFIED WHOLE: “a thought to donne was and experience: it modified hi sensibility… the ordinary man’s experience is chaotic, irregular, fragmentary” “the immense panorama of futility an anarchy which is contemporary history” T.S. Eliot, The metaphysical Poets “we can only say that it appears likely that poets in our civilization as it exists at present, must be difficult. Our civilization comprehends great varielty and complexity, and this variety and complexity, playing upon a refined sensibility, must produce various and complex results.” Modern poetry must be difficult b/c modern life is chaotic -the way he wrote fit more with modern times then did the romantic poems Yeats -was not simply a through back to those poets; he found a different way to become modern. Sometimes in a somewhat similar way of becoming modern.
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