Using the two motifs listed:
1. Diminished sense of the art of poetry: no more masters, no more masterpieces. Can you make a case that postmodernist poetry is not about tradition but about transition, that it uses non-literary models or is at times anti-poetic?
2. New Romanticism: It has been argued that postmodernism is a return of the spirit of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Argue for or against this view.
In a carefully documented and well-argued essay, (a) illustrate how postmodern authors express these themes, and (b) compare and contrast the following postmodern poets (DH Lawrence
, Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, and WH Auden)with one modernist (either Eliot or Pound or Yeats). The essay must demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the poets and focus on the selected motifs.
Pls. ensure that citations are included in works on pages. And may I get a copy of most sources. Also, as one source could you pls use The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Vol II 3ed.
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Auden, W.H. E-text of "Who's Who." Available at http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=8272&poem=69853.
Jacoby, P. (1999). "Postmodernist Poetry: a Movement or an Indulgence?" Available at http://home.san.rr.com/prjacoby/bishop_plath_sexton.html.
Lawrence, DH E-text of "Intimates." Available at http://www.cswnet.com/~erin/dhlpoem.htm.
Lowell, R. E-text of "To Speak of Woe That Is In Marriage." Available at http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15282.
Thomas, D. E-text of "Love in the Asylum." Available at http://www.internal.org/view_poem.phtml?poemID=90.
Yeats, W.B. E-text of "Long-Legged Fly." Available at http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Poetry/anthology/Yeats/LognLegged.htm.