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(6) "Only this and nothing more" marks its words' being in time, scores their presence, the utterance of immediacy, phatic (but not vatic) haecceity.
In "Aurora Leigh, A Life-Drama, and Victorian Poetic Autobiography" (Studies in English Literature, 53.4 [Autumn 2013]: 829-51) LaPorte posits that Aurora Leigh is "the period's supreme example of how to navigate the perils of poetic autobiography" (829), perils complicated by expectations for vatic grandeur and assurance established by Wordsworth, on the one hand, and expectations for modesty in women poets, on the other.
After three full-length books of poetry that get elbow-deep into the mind's relationship with the body's relationship with different clusters of an evolving everything (read this backwards and forwards), in her long poem Thursday, Ariana Reines has given us her most bluntly vatic work yet.
(The chastising puritan in Godard makes a sour joke about those who need to google the subtitle of a Solzhenitsyn book and warns early in Adieu that "those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.") Ironically, even as the director deforms language to emphasize its arbitrariness and inability to reveal the invisible, most drastically in the "Navajo English" subtitles of Film socialisme, which reduced already-gnomic dialogue into perversely truncated expressions and peculiar neologisms, each of his stray phrases tends to be treated by commentators as a vatic utterance.
Still, Waldman's jaguar is not a mute seer; it speaks to the problem of cruelty that becomes a refrain in the book: "Person woven of cruelty / and then again, of cruelty." Loping along the world of the text, the jaguar nudges the limit of harmonics, challenging the classical opposition between harmony and melody by joining an ensemble of voices--human, animal, and vegetal--that gather in Waldman's capacious but singular vatic utterance.
I click my tongue to transmit something vatic. I speak your name over and over directly to the center, your hollowest bone.
"Hemans's Later Poetry: Religion and the Vatic Poet." In Felicia Hemans: Reimagining Poetry in the Nineteenth Century, 74-92.
The Biblical intertext, thematizing transcendence over spatial constraints as a signifier of power and control, thus confers a vatic dimension upon the "Valediction," which accords with Donne's emphasis on the holy nature of his love, which transcends the "dull, sublunary" love of ordinary individuals (l.
Falco, R., "Marsilio Ficino and the Vatic Myth", Renaissance Quarterly, vol.
Both "The Language and Methods of Humanism" (1975) and "What Is a Humanistic Criticism?" (1995) take issue with highly specialized approaches to literature and approaches that jettison skepticism in favor of a vatic and oracular critical voice.
Stylistically, there are occasional lapses, which are characterised by a postmodern 'fruitiness' (45) or a vatic terseness.
Among his clues are Eclogue two: new Roman myth frames restless song in love; Eclogue four: full vatic song, Eclogue six: freed singer-slave put down; and Eclogue nine: Roman mythic frame and vatic song dispelled.