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All Around Meaning

August 8, 2012
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Idiots wait on both sides of the fence.

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Looking at Ballad Form, and the Nature of Voice

March 31, 2010
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We are in traditional ballad country the second Auden writes “As I Walked Out One Evening” (see “The Streets of Laredo”). He is not mocking the structure or form of the ballad (except perhaps the way a lover would tease his beloved); he is reveling in the cliche. He trusts his own ability to have fun with cliché (something Ashbery also trusts).

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