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Department
English
Course
ENGC47H3
Professor
Andrew Du Bois
Semester
Fall

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Lecture3 - 16/09 Friday,September 16, 2011 1:35PM  Thesecondcoming - Repetitioninthefirsttwolinesofthefirsttwostanzas ○ Turning ○ Flacon-falconer ○ Surely ○ Hand ○ SecondComing - Chaosandturmoil ○ Uncertainty - Secondstanza-hopearises ○ Redemption ○ Imageryofdifferentreligiousicons  Jesus-theSecondComing  Sphinx-lionbodyandheadofaman - Blankandpitiless-echoingthefirststanza'sbleakimagery - Juxtapositionofaroughbeasttobe bornin Bethlehem ○ Intheholiestofplacesabeastwillbeborn - Politicalandapocalyptic Gyre ○ Cataclysmicshifts - ThetitleresonatesinChristianandBiblicalliterature ○ Speakstothefact thathe pullsfromdifferentplacesandorigins - Gyre-has aidiosyncraticbeliefthatairshifts ○ Asoneperioddrawstoaclosetheotherone isjustbeginning,buttheyoverlap ○ Creatinganimageoutofthisbeliefsystem - Theflaconisaviolentbird,hascontrol - "Thebestlackallconviction,whiletheworst/Arefullofpassionateintensity". ○ Peopletendtogetcaughtupinevents,andendup feelinghopeless/helpless ○ Caughtupinideology ○ Lackconvictionbecausetheyaresetononeidea,andeverythinghastoconformto that oneidea ○ Theydon'tknowtheanswerandthat's whytheylack allconviction - Repetitiongivesthisapocalypticfeeling - Endswithaquestion ○ Reversinghisstance ○ Endinginasituationwhichisthesameasthepoet's - wedon't knowwhattheansweris  Wearein asituationwhichisinhospitabletohumans  Ledaand the Swan - Speakingtosublimityorhorriblebeauty - Strangesituation,strange - Zeusbeingaswanas arepresentationofpower ○ Hedoesn'tcareabout herwellbeing,justlikewhenhumansarecaughtupingreat historicalmovements ○ Inone'sencounterwithapowerbiggerthanourselves,dowenotakeonsomeoftheir knowledge,power,forcethatisassociatedwiththatgreatpower?  Aprayerformy daughter - Nativitypoem,toacertainextent,butthisisnotacelebration ○ Recentbirthofachild  Anewfatherwhoisexperiencingsomegloom Hischild ○ Hischild ○ Laststanzalooksaheadinthelifeofhisdaughter  Epithalamion-celebratingmarriage ○ Themiddleisan"instructionmanual"ofhowheexpectshisdaughtertolive  Wishfulthinking  Howhehopeshisdaughterwilllive - Repeatingidea/imageofthedaughterflourishingbuthidingit - Beginsinawaythat remindsusofColeridge -"Frostat midnight" - Objectivecorrelative-emotionsareobjective,andcannotbeconnectedwithtangibly ○ Theweatherandsurroundingsaretheobjectivecorrelativeforhisemotionsconnected tohisdaughter  Theyarewhataffectshim  Thehowlingstorm  Birdsarechirping-ironic,seeingthecorrelationbetweenhisnegativefeelingsand theweather ○ Usingwhatwecan actuallyseeortouch to makethat emotionmoreclear - Theinstructionmanual ○ Stanza5: bekind,courteous ○ Stanza6: flourishingandhidden  Don'taccentuatetheeffort  Theheadisfullofthoughts,similartoatreefullofbirds  Inthemindofthedaughterwillbeideasthataren'tgloomyorsad,but fullofsong birds ○ Stanza7: hisminddoesn'tprosperat t
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