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Clare's Lyric: John Clare and Three Modern Poets

Stephanie Kuduk Weiner

Abstract

This book considers the lyric poems written by John Clare and three twentieth-century poets—Arthur Symons, Edmund Blunden, and John Ashbery—who turned to him at pivotal moments in their own development. These writers crafted a distinctive mode of lyric, ‘Clare’s lyric’, in which an embrace of mimesis goes hand in hand with a salient poetic medium. For these writers, accurate representation involves not only words that name objects, describe scenes, and create images pointing to a shared reality, but also patterns of sound, the syntactic organization of lines, and the shapes of whole poems and ... More

Keywords: mimesis, representation, imagery, description, nature, poetry, John Clare, Edmund Blunden, Arthur Symons, John Ashbery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688029
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688029.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephanie Kuduk Weiner, author
Professor of English, Wesleyan University