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ENGC13 January 16John Boyle OReilly Paul Laurence Dunbar and Mary Anne SadlierHistorical context will not be important for the midterm no need to remember important datesJust have a thorough understanding of broader contextIrish Emigration HistoryAmerican Immigration History Irish settlers in the United Statesth19century race relationsJohn Boyle OReillyPoet journalist novelistBorn in IrelandMember of the Feniansimprisonedsent to Australia as a convict in 1868A priest helped him escape to the US in 1869The Exile of the Gael 1877Has a very irregular rhythmSo very difficult to break it down into a straightforward metrical schemeFormal aspects prosodyThis is a hexameter6 feet Classical epic styleTrochee Stressed unstressed xSpondee Stressed stressed x xDactyle Stressed unstressed unstressed x Ballad dialogue form elements of eulogy and narrative poemUse of hexametertrying to emulate the ancient Greeks who used this styleSo OReilly is trying
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