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English 2230F/G Lecture Notes - Dimeter, Trimeter, Scansion


Department
English
Course Code
English 2230F/G
Professor
Nielson

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Uh That Poetics Class
Day 5 probably
Terms
- Anaphora: repeating the same thing at the beginning of lines
- Lyric Poems: brief, emotive, subjective frozen moments in time
- Biographical Fallacy: bringing in the authors identity
- Anti-lyric: the subject is under question
oNo centralized subject
The New Critic
- 1920s-1970s (though barely in 1970s only in some parts in America
- Each piece of literature had it’s own organic unity
oAll of the parts worked together to create meaning
Create meaning, Foucault discourse oh god
- Subjective poems have a subject (an “I”)
oThis perspective is the voice (the speaker)
- Leave out the identity of the poet
oPeople don’t know if a poem is about the poet or not so they examine
the poem within itself
oBiographical fallacy – assuming a poem is about a poet/failing to
forget about the poet
oCan’t have a dead poet
oZombie poets
Guhhhnnhhhnnnnngghh
Burrhhhungnggg
Kllluuurrraaaaghhhh
Fffflllllshhhhhhhhhhhhh
Brains
What Came After New Criticism Poststructrualism
- Post-structuralists Theories
- Set of strategies after the 1960s
- Includes
oDeconstruction
Theory of language, knowledge, and also reality
oPsychoanalytic theories
oHistorical theories
Foucault
oPolitical Theories
- Things they questioned
oSubjectivity
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