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Refining the Crudeness of Symbolism: An Analysis of William Carlos Williams’ “The Rose”

Dear all, I encourage you to read the following poem by William Carlos Williams, “The Rose,” published in his book Spring and All in 1923. Then take a good look at the 1914 painting “Flowers” by the cubist painter, Juan Gris, which you will find directly after the poem. Having done that, you will be prepared […]

Variations on a Theme: Musicality and Mutability in Wordsworth and Christina Rossetti

Variations on a Theme: Musicality and Mutability in Wordsworth and Christina Rossetti   Mutability By William Wordsworth From low to high doth dissolution climb, And sink from high to low, along a scale Of awful notes, whose concord shall not fail; A musical but melancholy chime, Which they can hear who meddle not with crime, […]

(In)Congruence in the Poetry & Prose of Wordsworth & Arnold: Defining the Romantic/Victorian Divide

(Pardon the formatting problems. WordPress doesn’t like copy & paste.) (In)Congruence in the Poetry & Prose of Wordsworth & Arnold: Defining the Romantic/Victorian Divide I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud By William Wordsworth I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, […]