Clare's Lyric: John Clare and Three Modern Poets by Stephanie Kuduk Weiner PDF

By Stephanie Kuduk Weiner

This publication considers the lyric poems written by way of John Clare and 3 twentieth-century poets—Arthur Symons, Edmund Blunden, and John Ashbery—who became to him at pivotal moments of their personal improvement. those writers crafted a particular mode of lyric, 'Clare's lyric', that emphatically grounds its fact claims in mimetic accuracy. For those writers, actual illustration includes not just phrases that identify gadgets, describe scenes, and create photographs pointing to a
shared fact but in addition styles of sound, the syntactic association of traces, and the shapes of complete poems and collections of poems. Their works masterfully examine how poetic language and shape can check with the realm, notice through observe, line via line, and poem by way of poem.

Written in a full of life and available kind, Clare's Lyric sheds mild on a richly assorted physique of poems and on enduring questions about how literature represents truth. Weiner's attentive shut readings carry the writings of Clare, Symons, Blunden, and Ashbery to existence by way of revealing accurately how they captured an important, arresting, and complicated global of their poems. Their new angle to lyric is traced from Clare's poems approximately birdsong, his sonnets, and his later poems of loss and
absence to Symons's efforts to make 'amends to nature' Blunden's brilliant depictions of a ecu and English nation-state scarred through the 1st global battle, and Ashbery's unbounded and bountiful landscapes. This creative learn refines our knowing of the classy of Romanticism, the style of lyric, and the
practice of literary illustration, and it makes a compelling case for the continuing significance of poems approximately nature and social life.

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