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RUINS OF A GREAT HOUSE
WALCOTT READS THE POEM -great-house-by-derek-315731 paraphrase of the poem
KEY ALLUSIONS Walcott uses a number of allusions in this poem Consider how using ‘western’ references in a post-colonial work may be see as a powerful ‘reappropriation’ of these works The Epigraph From Thomas Browne’s Hydriotaphia (1658) written about the discovery of a Roman burial urn in Norfolk. The lyrical piece not only described the antiquities, but also explored the funerary customs of both ancient and contemporary civilisations “Farewell…happy groves!” is taken from William Blake’s Night (1789) which described the ‘evil’ that emerges with darkness “Faulkner’s South” is an allusion to William Faulkner, an American novelist who was particularly well known for his depictions of life in the southern state, especially his native Missouri

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