ENG349 Ars Poetica

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Published on 26 Sep 2011
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UTSG
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English
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ENG349H1
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ENG349H
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Ars Poetica
poem commenting on itself
Arroz Poetica
title play on “rice”
media (news, radio, voice, names) + truth, trust...
language
dichotomy of us and them
critique, comments on poem, news itself... (i.e. poetry cannot bring back dead)
language of war
euphemism
ethics
list of dead
inventory, mode, pacing, rhythm...
repetition at beginning of same line -> anaphora
body + parts
lack of word “terrorist,” shifting focus to “real” enemy
narration, diction, tone
human and culture -> rice (cross-culturally significant)
Persimmons
title and symbolism... pleasure, language, desire
Chinese apple
transition
trauma, immigrant
exotic
crisis of representation
italicizes “foreign” words
cultural translation