ENGLISH 131 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Contrive, Worldbuilding, Ramon Fernandez

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Raw data ideological purge imagination that sees itself. Dramatic/comedic alliteration fluidity/seriality of figure intransitv transitives. Idea of order at key west for many poets, like whitman: ocean = source of incessant repetition - pattern not driven by intelligence/motive - non-human poet, mimesis this poem is explicitly about that. She sang beyond the genius of the sea (l. 1) Semi-paradoxical version of above; genius of the sea = nonhuman source of pattern, but human pattern goes beyond - intentionally made, vs sea can"t help but make pattern iambic pentameter - dominant white male form. But maker is she, a woman; like in sunday morning , poiesis = labor that doesn"t count as labor, femininely-gendered source of song vs manly work rhythm isn"t just meter, but other factors first foot = 2 monosyllabic words. 3rd & 4th = 2 instances of metrical feet crossing word boundaries, genius split across feet - borders of feet x coterminous w/ borders of words.

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