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Chief Works In 1924, H. D. ventured into minimalism with "Oread," a six-line practice piece that profits from  compulsive word associations. The poem overlays a description of an evergreen forest with the  shapes, color, sound, and motion of the sea. In giving life to the Greek nymph of mountains and  forests, the poet draws on geometric shapes of points, whorls, and rounded pools to end on a pun,  "fir," which suggests a furry pelt covering the land. The skillful blending of glimpses, like  impressionist art, relies on minute sense impressions to dazzle the eye and mind with potent  connections. By 1916, H. D. was wrestling with issues of feminism and artistic worth that dominated her later  writings. In "Sea Rose," she contrasts the stereotypical long-stemmed beauty, emblem of idealized  womanhood, with its homelier alter ego, the stunted blossom flung onto the shore. Having weathered 
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  • Fall '08
  • staff
  • H. D., six­line practice piece, stereotypical long­stemmed beauty, homelier alter ego, evocative sight images, famed Spartan queen

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