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Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem
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Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

Michael O'Neill

Abstract

In this wide-ranging study the author examines the phenomenon of the ‘self-conscious poem’ — that is, a poem concerned with poetry or, more centrally if often connectedly, a poem that displays awareness of itself as a poem — in the work of the major Romantic poets: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. The book freshly illuminates many famous lyrics and longer poems and re-values less regarded works such as The Excursion. For the author, self-consciousness is allied to the new status granted to poetry by the Romantics. His closely attentive readings suggest that self-conscio ... More

Keywords: Romanticism, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, The Excursion, Clampitt, Yeats

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198122852
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael O'Neill, author
University of Durham
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