By Wyatt Prunty
This examine evaluates determine and shape in modern poetry, specifically the powers of simile and simile-like buildings. interpreting the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts approximately language, the culture, and theistic assumptions embedded within the culture have made simile and numerous simile-like preparations into significant modes of proposal. From Lowell's early curiosity within the "similitudo" and the "phantasm" of Gilson, to Husserl's "phantasies" and Heidegger's curiosity in similitude, to the use made via modern poets of simile, he exhibits that metaphor--together with slippage, mimicry, synaphea, conjunctions, anacoluthon, chiasmus, and different simile-like patternings--have confirmed to be extra reliable than image and allegory. through the examine, Prunty demonstrates that as uncertainty approximately language has replaced from a difficulty of brain to a brand new state of mind, simile and simile-like occurrences have supplied poetry with variational inspiration and constitutive power.
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