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ENG1121 Lecture 2: ENG1121 Lecture 2 Notes
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Department
English
Course
ENG1121
Professor
S Cooper
Semester
Spring

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Lecture 2: Thursday, May 4 Theme, Meaning and Structure Problems with Identifying a Speaker/Voice • equating the poet with the voice • assuming the voice Narrative: story, plot being told the essence of plot is CONFLICT Finding the structure: organization of the poem • is this a narrative or lyric poem? • stanzas: a unit of meaning Poem Study: Variations on the Word Love, MargaretAtwood • speaker: she • references to women’s magazines small hints towards a female speaker • • speaking about the consumerism of love • “add lace and you can sell it” • references the products around love: valentine’s day cards, flowers, etc. • products of love as a commodity • if you have these products, you have a life • weed seedlings and slugs • intrinsically thought of as inferior to human beings • seen through a bias and perspective • equating it to love provides knee jerk response • “Love! Love! Sing the soldiers, raising their glittering knives in salu
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