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Lecture 7

ENGC47H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Quatrain


Department
English
Course Code
ENGC47H3
Professor
Andrew Du Bois
Lecture
7

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Diction
Architecture of the poem
Form - sonnet, quatrain, etc. - general ways of structure
Are they resolved?
What is being communicated?
Ambiguities, conflicts, take away points of the poem
Stein - eggs (184; from tender buttons); Preciosilla (p186)
Frost - unharvested ; the most of (223)
No need for secondary sources
Pick one poem (Due: Oct 12)
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Provide, Provide
Relating the end to the repetition in the title
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Make a lot of money
Like "out, out" - provide and work for your family
Like "the road not taken" has a take away message
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One of the first poets who was well known for giving poetry readings
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Yoking together this once beautiful woman from the Bible - which was the equivalent to a star, who is
now a hag and has to do rough work
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Beauty is preserved from dying early
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If it is predestined you really don't know what will happen
You don't get to make up your mind if you die in state (with a lot of money)
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Knowledge and truth are values, and are superior
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Dying dignified - has lots of knowledge and believes in the truth, but you should have lots of friends by
your side and that's only possible when you're rich
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Two tramps in Mud Time
Second stanza - spent
Economic language in the poem
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Where love and need unite give justification
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The need of being versed in country things
Being absorbed in everyday life and country work
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Poetic verse as well as the need to know about country things
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Starts off with a vignette
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Rarely see something burned out in the city, once it is destroyed it's replaced by something new
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Design
Who made all these things? Grand design or just came up?
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Moth is traditionally associated with death
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A spider is associated with something spooky, if not death
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Home Burial
Feels like it's been acted out before, but doesn't seem resolved
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Sadness, concern, and evolves to anger
Different attitudes that the man displays for the wife
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Gets defensive and begins to critique her way of mourning
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Gender critique
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Lecture 7 - 03/10
Monday, October 03, 2011
9:11 AM
C. de Souza ENGC47H3 Page 1
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