Keats

Excellence in Student Writing: Favour Onwuka

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Keats and Yeats believe that the flaw of human nature is that time is in effect.

Amid Alien Corn in the Communion of Hang

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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Because I knew how Abraham had traveled under a night sky so vast, so glutted with stars and had heard God’s promise, I wept when I first read Mark Twain’s description of Huck and Jim looking up at the night sky and wondering about the origin of the stars, and I was awed by Cervantes when he had Quixote and Sancha under the same sky.

Notes and jottings for a work on the evolution of intuition and sensation in modernist / post-modernist poetry

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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No motion has she now, no force / she neither hears nor sees

Melodrama, MFAs, and Life as a Movie: Carina Finn talks with Lisa Marie Basile

by Lisa Marie Basile Reviews & Interviews
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I wanted to create a space where I could be honest without feeling required to adhere to some arbitrary notion of what was True.

Sleep to Wake and Wake to Sleep: A comparison of “Prufrock” and “Nightingale”

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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What draws these poems together is simulation of death-states in relation to the afflatus of night and song—of rising or sinking to the occasion.

Keats Revisited: “It’s Not a Well-Wrought Urn, it’s a Well of Ashes and Wine”

by Adam Fitzgerald Academia
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That urn is cold. I find it strange that several poets and scholars speak of the beauty-truth equation as the last lines of the poem. That equation has called forth so much fuss – its bald assertiveness is immensely persuasive at first hearing, then almost instantly the mind rebels against the symmetry of identity.

Blogging through Grossman, Part 2: Grossman demolishes otherness?

by Micah Towery Academia
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I probably should state right off the bat that I am not a philosopher by trade. If I mess up philosophical terms and definitions, feel free to correct me. I tend to have a more intuitive approach to philosophy, rather than a systematic one. Thus, I tend to explain things by analogy. I recognize the […]

The Ill-Wrought Urn? A Literary Critical Debate in Truth & Beauty, Part 1

by Adam Fitzgerald Academia
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Let’s begin with a recording of Ode on a Grecian Urn recited by Richard Howard, which was taken on 2/12/2010 through my iPhone. Ode on a Grecian Urn Thou still unravished bride of quietness, Thou foster child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: […]

Chirp, Memory

by Sarah V. Schweig Poetry and Poetics

“Houses have crumbled in my memory as soundlessly as they did in the mute films of yore.” —Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory ~ Miss Romano’s fourth grade class was gathered on the rough green carpeting listening to a small blonde girl with a turned up nose recite from memory “I Hate Homework” by Shel Silverstein. The […]