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Unformatted text preview: Dean Schimmel Januray 20, 2010 The Visionary Eye To write poems that convey an organic message is to shift the eye to an exterior visionary perspective. The visionary eye has altered Levertov’s ability to observe and transcribe . Denise Levertov’s poem “The Wings” creates a form that belongs essentially to nature where the characteristics of the objects create a sense of self presence. Form, then, as Levertov noted, is a “revelation of content.” Combined with the skill at attending to the moment and translating it through speech, the resulting poem is a revelation that comes from the organic form. Levertov focuses on the state during the experience and thus rejects previous standards of form such as iambic pentameter, rhythm, etc. In Levertov’s eyes, when writing in the moment the poem comes out without need for any revision. The poem may present itself as vague with the rejection of previous poetic techniques, but this rejection produces a sense of “mysticism,” and thus the...
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course WRITING 2 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.
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