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Our secret discipline : Yeats and lyric form

Author: Helen Vendler
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The fundamental difference between rhetoric and poetry, according to Yeats, is that rhetoric is the expression of one's quarrels with others while poetry is the expression (and sometimes the resolution) of one's quarrel with oneself. This is where Helen Vendler's Our Secret Discipline begins. Through exquisite attention to outer and inner forms, Vendler explores the most inventive reaches of the poet's mind. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vendler, Helen, 1933-
Our secret discipline.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608027445
Named Person: W B Yeats; W B Yeats; W B Yeats
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Vendler
ISBN: 9780674026957 0674026950 9780199281862 0199281866
OCLC Number: 141188066
Awards: Nominated for National Book Awards 2007
Nominated for Pulitzer Prizes 2008
Nominated for PROSE Awards 2007
Description: xvii, 428 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Lyric form in Yeats's poetry : Prophecy, love, and revolution --
Antechamber and afterlife : Byzantium and the Delphic Oracle --
The puzzle of sequence : Two political poems --
"Magical" techniques in the early poems --
Tales, feelings, farewells : Three stages of the Yeatsian Ballad --
Troubling the tradition : Yeats at sonnets --
The nationalist measure : Trimeter-quatrain poems --
Marches and the examination of conscience : The tetrameter line --
The medium of instruction : Doctrine in blank verse --
The renaissance aura : Ottava Rima poems --
The spacious lyric : Long stanzas, irregular lines --
Primitivism and the grotesque : "Supernatural songs" --
Rare forms.
Responsibility: Helen Vendler.
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