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The Resource Our secret discipline : Yeats and lyric form, Helen Vendler

Our secret discipline : Yeats and lyric form, Helen Vendler

Label
Our secret discipline : Yeats and lyric form
Title
Our secret discipline
Title remainder
Yeats and lyric form
Statement of responsibility
Helen Vendler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 book is a space-clearing gesture, an attempt to write about lyric forms in Yeats in unprecedented and comprehensive ways. The secret discipline of the poet is his vigilant attention to forms - whether generic, structural, or metrical. Yeats explores the potential of such forms to give shape and local habitation to volatile thoughts and feelings." "Helen Vendler remains focused on questions of singular importance: Why did Yeats cast his poems into the widely differing forms they ultimately took? Can we understand Yeats's poetry better if we pay attention to inner and outer lyric form? Chapters of the book take up many Yeatsian ventures, such as the sonnet, the ballad, the lyric sequence, paired poems, blank verse, and others. With elegance and precision, Vendler offers brilliant insights into the creative process and speculates on Yeats's aims as he writes and rewrites some of the most famous poems in modern literature."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1933-
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Vendler, Helen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lyric poetry
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Yeats, W. B.
Label
Our secret discipline : Yeats and lyric form, Helen Vendler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • I.
  • Lyric Form in Yeats's Poetry: Prophecy, Love, and Revolution.
  • p. 1
  • II.
  • Antechamber and Afterlife: Byzantium and the Delphic Oracle.
  • p. 27
  • III.
  • Puzzle of Sequence: Two Political Poems.
  • p. 62
  • IV.
  • "Magical" Techniques in the Early Poems.
  • p. 90
  • V.
  • Tales, Feelings, Farewells: Three Stages of the Yeatsian Ballad.
  • p. 111
  • VI.
  • Troubling the Tradition: Yeats at Sonnets.
  • p. 147
  • VII.
  • Nationalist Measure: Trimeter-Quatrain Poems.
  • p. 182
  • VIII.
  • Marches and the Examination of Conscience: The Tetrameter Line.
  • p. 205
  • IX.
  • Medium of Instruction: Doctrine in Blank Verse.
  • p. 245
  • X.
  • Renaissance Aura: Ottava Rima Poems.
  • p. 262
  • XI.
  • Spacious Lyric: Long Stanzas, Irregular Lines.
  • p. 291
  • XII.
  • Primitivism and the Grotesque: "Supernatural Songs".
  • p. 318
  • XIII.
  • Rare Forms.
  • p. 347
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 379
  • Notes.
  • p. 381
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 416
  • Index.
  • p. 419
Control code
ocn163313243
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 428 p.
Isbn
9780199281862
Label
Our secret discipline : Yeats and lyric form, Helen Vendler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • I.
  • Lyric Form in Yeats's Poetry: Prophecy, Love, and Revolution.
  • p. 1
  • II.
  • Antechamber and Afterlife: Byzantium and the Delphic Oracle.
  • p. 27
  • III.
  • Puzzle of Sequence: Two Political Poems.
  • p. 62
  • IV.
  • "Magical" Techniques in the Early Poems.
  • p. 90
  • V.
  • Tales, Feelings, Farewells: Three Stages of the Yeatsian Ballad.
  • p. 111
  • VI.
  • Troubling the Tradition: Yeats at Sonnets.
  • p. 147
  • VII.
  • Nationalist Measure: Trimeter-Quatrain Poems.
  • p. 182
  • VIII.
  • Marches and the Examination of Conscience: The Tetrameter Line.
  • p. 205
  • IX.
  • Medium of Instruction: Doctrine in Blank Verse.
  • p. 245
  • X.
  • Renaissance Aura: Ottava Rima Poems.
  • p. 262
  • XI.
  • Spacious Lyric: Long Stanzas, Irregular Lines.
  • p. 291
  • XII.
  • Primitivism and the Grotesque: "Supernatural Songs".
  • p. 318
  • XIII.
  • Rare Forms.
  • p. 347
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 379
  • Notes.
  • p. 381
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 416
  • Index.
  • p. 419
Control code
ocn163313243
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 428 p.
Isbn
9780199281862

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