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19:28 Lady of Shallott continues Victorian poetry is a desire to break out of a tower Interpretation of romantic lyric as poetry that is absorbed in individual isolated poetic subject Poetry needs to become more communicative art form Decision to rejoin the world of the living IRONIC because drops dead in order to do so Therefore, it’s a tragic poem Look at how she’s an artist, representing the world BUT poetry is communication Like backwards negative capability: imagine that you are only talking to yourself. Not negating yourself but negating the rest of the world Elizabeth and Robert and doing the opposite of what Mills suggested Not about priving itself, but pushing towards more engagement of interpersonal interactions Romantic vs. Victorian Why does she die? It’s difficult to get out of the tower It’s difficult to make connection with the world Figures of imprisonment The tower: material The curse: mysterious, it’s a rumor, almost doesn’t seem real The web: self-made What actually traps her: something material, something mysterious beyond human conception, or her own web in which she imprisons herself AMBIGUITY! Her relationship with art
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