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Arroll's Snark Who is Wallace Stevens's Emperor of Ice Who Is eBook #243 Cream Or indeed who is you in a poem In this perceptive and playful new book an acclaimed poet looks at some of the greatest poems and considers the number of individual puzzles at their heart casting light on how we should appro. Picked this up in the local library whilst Tilly and Tess were choosing their own options Just for the record why on Earth did i read something like this at Uni I might have had a better shot at getting a slightly better grade for Wyn Thomas s class
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An intelligent yet playful look at some of the most teasing and mystifying puzzles at the heart of our greatest poemsPart of the pleasure of poetry is unraveling the mysteries and difficulties it contains and solving the puzzles that lie within Who for instance is Shelley's Ozymandias What is the Lewis C. Sadly I found this book deterred me from reading poetry rather than encouraging me The tone throughout is rather school masterly and supercillious a bit like someone who can do the Times Crossword puzzle in ten minutes patiently providing his readers with the benefit of his wisdom and intellect There seems no room in his understanding of poetry for an emotional response
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Ach these conundrums as readers From riddling to double entendres mysterious titles to red herrings Fuller unpicks the puzzles in works that range from Browning to Bishop Empson to Eliot Shelley to Stevens to help the reader reach the rewards and revelations that lie at the center of some best loved poem. Interesting This book definitely grew on me while much of the opening went over my head whether due to interest or my mood the latter parts of the book were memorable and useful though I doubt I ll remember many of the actual poems it discusses Some fascinating discussion of titles Waste Land not Wasteland and form Definitely made me think differently about puzzles in poetry from the use of pronouns to how comprehensible the lines actually are or are meant to beAs Fuller says it s an act of love because the truth of their poems can have a revelatory force and it is for the poet like unreuited love because they get the stress and embarrassment of never knowing how much the audience gets or how much they should get As a poet I definitely agree with that As a reader though it s great fun trying to figure them out