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Patterns of Similitude in the Poetry of Justice, Hecht, Van Duyn, Bishop, Wilbur, Hollander, Pack, and Pinsky

Wyatt Prunty

in “Fallen from the Symboled World”

Published in print April 1990 | ISBN: 9780195057867
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199855124 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057867.003.0006
Patterns of Similitude in the Poetry of Justice, Hecht, Van Duyn, Bishop, Wilbur, Hollander, Pack, and Pinsky

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In successful poems written over the last forty years, the play of similitude has been a matter of degree, neither blind acceptance nor rejection of either the unifying or separating, uncovering or covering-over properties of language. This chapter examines the poetry of Donald Justice, Anthony Hecht, Mona Van Duyn, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Wilbur, John Hollander, Robert Pack, and Robert Pinsky.

Keywords: Elizabeth Bishop; Donald Justice; similitude; language

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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