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Department
English
Course
EN218
Professor
Cindy Mc Mann
Semester
Winter

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January 14 , 2012 PS 218 Lecture 4 Helen Adams – The Fair Flowery Lea - Possibly a human/demon gay love affair - Adams = political writer o “Godmother” because of her mentor relationship with other poets, older - San Fran Renaissance  romantics  ballad - Ballad = narrative, rhyme scheme, conventional (structured aspect…regular rhyme scheme, rhythm, meter) - Amphibrach-ic tetrameter (4 beats per line, stressed syllable followed by unstressed) - Became interested in Robert Duncan (Berkeley Renaissance) - Adams poems are largely about the supernatural (fantastic beings in fantastic worlds) - Dark personality during the SFR - Extensive knowledge of the black arts Actual Poem - Stormy, fire, person looking into a crystal ball - Dark story, Dalgarth=fortune and luck, possible hero, fame - Wife of the clerk has an affair with Dalgarth - Good with women, courageous - Crystal foreshadowing infidelity - Clerk = wizard who summons the devil - Dalgarth has too much pride - Clerk wants demon to go after Dalgarth because he slept with his wife, in
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