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Why Weirdness Can Be a Good Thing: the Aesthetic Satisfactions of a Compelling Strangeness

by Andrew Field Poetry and Poetics
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What is the difference between a poem we call mawkish, or overly sentimental, and a poem that carries the right amount of sentimentality and wit?