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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Wilfred Owen

Guy Cuthbertson.

March 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 352 pages.

One of Britain’s best-known and most loved poets, Wilfred Owen (1893–1918) was killed at age 25 on one of the last days of the First World War, having acted heroically as soldier and...

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Lattimore, Richmond (Alexander) (1906 –84)

Martin Seymour-Smith.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 274 words.

(1906 –84),

was born in Paotingfu, China. A Rhodes Scholar, he was a distinguished classicist whose sensitive English

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‘Roaming root of multiple meanings’: Irish Language and Identity

in Sympathetic Ink

October 2006; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 11222 words.

This chapter explores how Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian cope with the contentious issue of Irishness, and how they use intertextuality to stave off what Thomas Kinsella has diagnosed as...

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Writing in the Shit: The Northern Irish Poet and Authority

in Sympathetic Ink

October 2006; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 14065 words.

This chapter examines the degree to which Northern Irish poets can establish an authorial presence in their texts and how authoritative they feel when, ‘mired in attachment’, they write...

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Davidson, Lucretia Maria

Mary De Jong.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1579 words.

Davidson, Lucretia Maria (27 September 1808–27 August 1825), poets, and Margaret Miller Davidson (26 Mar. 1823–25 Nov. 1838), , were born in Plattsburgh, New York, the daughters of Oliver...

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Doolittle, Hilda

Caroline Zilboorg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1927 words.

Doolittle, Hilda (10 September 1886–27 September 1961), poet and novelist, was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Leander Doolittle, a professor of astronomy, and...

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Young Gunn: Coming Out Fighting

Neil Powell.

in At the Barriers

July 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 5714 words.

Thom Gunn's autobiographical writings give us the portrait of a young man unusually sensitive and rather pliant. If he titled his first book Fighting Terms, a book containing poems with...

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God

John Holmes.

in Darwin's Bards

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 11559 words.

This chapter examines how poets have imagined the nature of God in a Darwinian universe, from Robert Browning's ‘Caliban upon Setebos’, written in the very early 1860s in the immediate...

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Introduction

Tom W. N. Parker.

in Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle

February 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 14459 words.

Sonnet sequences have accrued a reputation for frivolity wherein their construction is presumed to be governed by the sensitive introspection and eloquence of a poet. But like any other...

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Philip Sidney and Proportional Form: Astrophil and Stella, Certaine Sonets, and Bruno's De gli eroici furori

Tom W. N. Parker.

in Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle

February 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 20594 words.

The simplicity of materials in poetry may allow readers to sustain the notion that poetry only requires sensitive introspection and eloquence from the creator, however, the creation of...

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Conclusion

in Sympathetic Ink

October 2006; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 6629 words.

This chapter summarises the main themes covered in the preceding discussions. This book has argued that a comprehensive appreciation of Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian's poetry requires...

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Carleton, Will

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Journalism; Education. 1341 words.

Carleton, Will (21 October 1845–18 December 1912), poet, lecturer, and editor, was born William McKendree Carleton in Hudson, Michigan, the son of John Hancock Carleton, a pioneer farmer,...

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Mylne, James (1738/9–1788), poet and tenant farmer

J. C. Stewart-Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Agriculture and Farming. 620 words.

Mylne, James (1738/9–1788), poet and tenant farmer, was the son of George Mylne (d. 1744), farmer, of Barns, Haddingtonshire. A precocious poet, Mylne seems to have inked a small collection...

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Walker, Margaret

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1228 words.

Walker, Margaret (07 July 1915–30 November 1998), poet and novelist, was born Margaret Abigail Walker in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of Sigismund Walker, a Methodist minister and...

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Sarton, May

Elaine Fredericksen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1515 words.

Sarton, May (03 May 1912–16 July 1995), poet and novelist, was born Eléanore Marie Sarton in Wondelgem, Belgium, the daughter of George Sarton, a noted historian of science, and Eleanor...

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Plath, Sylvia

Linda Wagner-Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1760 words.

Plath, Sylvia (27 October 1932–11 February 1963), writer, was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, the older child of Otto Plath and Aurelia Schober. Her father was a professor of German...

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Philosophers

Maximilian de Gaynesford.

in The Rift in The Lute

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 4752 words.

Philosophers find Austin’s remarks innocuous, professing themselves astonished at the distress they have caused. The implication is that poets and critics are over-sensitive, and that if...

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Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco

Bethany Neubauer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Financial Aspects of Art. 1337 words.

Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco (18 February 1853–21 September 1908), educator, poet, and Orientalist, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Manuel Francisco Ciriaco Fenollosa, a Spanish...

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Visionary Rhyme

Jerrold E. Hogle.

in The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 8508 words.

This chapter analyses two of Shelley's poems, The Sensitive-Plant and The Witch of Atlas. It argues that both poems demonstrate Shelley's capacity to explode restrictive patterns in the...

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‘Other Modes of Being’: Nuala ní Dhomhnaill, Paul Muldoon, and Translation

Maria Johnston.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 9853 words.

Through a sensitive close-reading of a single poem by the renowned Irish-language poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and its translation into English by the Irish-American poet Paul Muldoon, this...

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