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Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem$
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Michael O'Neill

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198122852

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.001.0001

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Yeats and Stevens: Two Versions of Post-Romantic Self-Consciousness

Yeats and Stevens: Two Versions of Post-Romantic Self-Consciousness

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Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem
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Michael O'Neill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.003.0009

Many Romantic poems explore experience in the act of reflecting on themselves or on the nature of poetry. What, though, of the self-conscious poem in the hands of post-Romantic practitioners? This chapter addresses the question chiefly by way of close readings of two poems, one each by Wallace Stevens and W. B. Yeats.

Keywords:   poetry, Wallace Stevens, self-consciousness, W. B. Yeats

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