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Lecture

ENG349 Take the I Out


Department
English
Course Code
ENG349H1
Professor
Christian Campbell

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ENG349
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Take the I Out
irony
process
personal
eye vs I
fish (i.e. violent, consumption)
identity
critique of confessional poetry
taboo
responding directly to the title, debates around personal autobiography
playful
italics vs non-italics
I as poet’s self and I as self
poem redirecting to the father
shape of I-beam
ars poetica
father, class question of labour, work, art-making
relation between steel-worker and a poet
divisions and boundaries societies put on different labour, seen in relation to each
other
importance of reading non-literary lines of poem (i.e historical context)
Ars Poetica
tells, but not directly tells about what a poem should be
open to interpretation, points to
paradoxes (i.e. poem should be motionless in time as the moon climbs)
confined to “should be”
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