ENGB04H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Thylias Moss, Metaphor, Elegy

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Published on 18 Apr 2013
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UTSC
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English
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ENGB04H3
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Lecture 5
The Narrative and Meditative Impulses
The Narrative Poem
- Telling a story event A leads to event B
- TENSE is important to help pay attention to deepr idea
The Meditative Poem
- Meditating on experiencing
- TAKES important dream deferred, metaphors give a different take
Stanley Kunitz’s “The Portrait”
- Tells a story of his memory of the events after his father’s suicide
- Piece of life: endurance of death of father
- Old man thinking of past suicide
- Depicts the violence of suicide and its effects and endurance
- To document letting the father go
- Enjambment in first line, gives sense of shock
- Deepest cabinet = metaphore
- Heart cabinet
- Contrast long lipped stranger, brave moustache, and deep brown eyes
- I could hear him
- I can feel my cheek still burn tactile imagery
- Last two lines were change in tense
- The Portrait, double meaning portrait found and poem itself is portrait of the pain
Stewart Cole’s “Eulogy for the Quick”
- Quick something that has life “The Quick and the Dead”
- Someone passed him and struck him in terms of presence and what he heard, ends where story
began
- All on the move , every now and then catch a glimpse
- Quick as the living encounter of passing by
- Enjambment in the first line , enjambments quickly pushing over
- Outerform vs Innerform. Outerform is more objective, meter, stanzas. Innerform is more
subjective form.
- Attempts to turn what is partial into something that is whole 2 parts composite and fragment
The Miracles of Metaphors
- Proceeds to an identification that is complete
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Telling a story event a leads to event b. Tense is important to help pay attention to deepr idea. Takes important dream deferred, metaphors give a different take. Tells a story of his memory of the events after his father"s suicide. Piece of life: endurance of death of father. Enjambment in first line, gives sense of shock. Depicts the violence of suicide and its effects and endurance. Contrast long lipped stranger, brave moustache, and deep brown eyes. I can feel my cheek still burn tactile imagery. The portrait, double meaning portrait found and poem itself is portrait of the pain. Quick something that has life the quick and the dead . Someone passed him and struck him in terms of presence and what he heard, ends where story began. All on the move , every now and then catch a glimpse. Quick as the living encounter of passing by.

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