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There is, in addition, a curious view that Swinburne's poetry approaches a condition of pure sound, sonorousness for the sake of sonorousness.
The acoustic mimicries imposed in such poems upon the proper name of a lyric addressee pose the question of Swinburne's scandal in a new way, where lyric language becomes untethered from the controlling designs of a speaker or a persona whose processes of thought or contours of feeling might be taken to dictate the poem's sonorousness.