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In an "unpoetical" narrative, Webster implies, the subject moves determinedly through time, comparing previous experiences with present experiences and making predictions and resolutions about the future; in poetry, the subject expands, becomes entangled with other subjects, extends its tendrils toward the reader.
(2) It would be tempting to hope that Traill made her infamous statement about the lack of history or legend in the district in a moment when she simply wasn't thinking about indigenous people, but she then quotes an unnamed female poet friend who names indigenous people even as she denies their relevance: "It is the most unpoetical of all lands; there is no scope for imagination; here all is new--the very soil seems newly formed; there is no hoary ancient grandeur in these woods; no recollections of former deeds connected with the country.
At the end of the twentieth century, critics referred to Crabbe as "the last Augustan," a poet who "[wavered] between Augustan explicitness and nineteenth-century complexity," (1) an "anachronism," (2) "an unpoetical poet," (3) and "a somewhat neglected figure," (4) but these designations overlook the urgent response characteristic of Crabbe's contemporaries.
The new marathon was written using what I think of as "Paterson Rules," named after William Carlos Williams's epic poem, "Paterson." In it, Williams quotes correspondence (including letters from Allen Ginsburg), journals, old advertisements, and other such unpoetical text.
A Poet is the most unpoetical of any thing in existence; because he has no Identity--he is continually in for--and filling some other Body." This statement became a motto for Guest, the epitome of the vacillating and artistically unaccountable structure of her poetry and of the spectral, disappearing poetic self within it.
The history of the novel presented here is that of Behn and Haywood rather than Defoe, though an effort to include the unpoetical novelist is made by focusing on a rare moment of emotional intensity in Roxana.
Decidedly not, for Viola came across as rather unpoetical, more connected to her "outside" than to emotional feelings, despite some corporeal contact with Orsino during the "Patience on a monument" speech.
Paul, went on to establish the city's cathedral and contribute toward making the town the "middle-class, dull, unpoetical and fettering" center of Midwestern Catholicism that Shane Leslie felt it had become by the early twentieth century (qtd.
She is a plainspoken woman, with a level gaze and the unpoetical air of someone who doesn't have room in her life for making things up.
My journey to Springfield was to pick up the trail of young Abraham Lincoln, migrating from "unpoetical" Indiana into the Illinois prairie in 1830, at age twenty-one.
The anger of the activist would have rendered them harsh and unpoetical, in her ears and in Australian ears attuned only to non-modernist melodies.
Acting in this spirit years later in "To Enterprise," he doesn't neglect to speak, even if in stilted language, about harsh, unbeautiful modern things, things "at war with old poetic feeling," as he put it in another late poem, "Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways." A charming instance in the ode of this determination to poeticize the unpoetical, fallen from the pen of a poet who hadn't the faintest idea of what is charming, is his description of steamships "slighting sails and scorning oars" to "keep faith with Time on distant shores," i.e.