Monday, February 09, 2004

Here is a quote from CB's A Poetics (pg 9) I meant to work into my discussion below but ran out of time:

“The reason it is difficult to talk about the meaning of a poem -- in a way that doesn't seem frustratingly superficial or partial -- is that by designating a text a poem, one suggests that its meanings are to be located in some 'complex' beyond an accumulation of devices and subject matter”

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