Politics and Reading



A recent phenomenon in poetry
A second, more problematic feature linking
By contrast, some refuse to absolve
Negotiating between these conflicting views

Crucial is poet's understanding of what “narrative discourse” entails
Where a poet departs from the revisionist writings. I've described, however,
Where a reader departs from the revisionist readings. I've described, however,
As a final preface to what follows, I must stress that both poets and readers
and my own understandings of

First, some introduce a moral perspective
that will permit readers predisposed to this
point of view

This exegesis of the at once
subversive and chivalrous aims

It is sometimes difficult…

especially when the narrator
is using the convention of free indirect speech,
to distinguish between my thoughts and those of the narrator

The closing sentence in this passage
Why, then, take some insights regarding the subliminally-fraught ways
Perhaps it is fitting then, to begin my own analysis

Among the multifarious duties which poets
In making this inaugural statement.

In the subsequent sentence,
the normative position of the poem
Upon initially reading this
extra-diegetic construction of the poem

One example of this trend is comparative,
psychoanalytic approach to
the construction
Readers, not unlike poets,
readers too

“And who can blame us for this oversight?” we may initially ask.
My point in citing
the disproportionate length and weight
placed on the dialogue
between One repercussion of
this unequal construction of agency
that I hope to avoid
in my own analysis is
a tendency
on the part of revisionist readers to omit the crucial factor

And yet, key discrepancies slowly emerge
in the poem's treatment

Significant is how the poem's narrator
foreshadows the notion
This bit of the path was
always the crux of the night's ramble

Crucially, this passage
and its focus on bit of the path that was
“always the crux of the night's ramble”

there is also the speaker's titillating suggestion that the reader ventures alone
And yet, starkly
to undercut writer's ideas that poets propriety
narrator gazes approvingly on poet's
“impulse to explore and experiment freely,”

The thought of it was too dreadful.
With this shift in focalization from poet's
mind to the body,
the wonderfully original perversity of
the fleeting sense that it might be possible to escape

this common Victorian image of the socially$#8211;advantaged
Meanwhile, writers punish “foolish” readers
who should see
that they have it coming to them

But where is this community of punishment? (
And yet, in thinking about the narrator's construction of
poet's respective positions in this poem?)

“Remote as the poem may seem from the pastoral world
can the presence of Gray's Elegy can still be felt?”

Whereas me and others fail to probe the consequences
Meanwhile, some more covert yet just as persistent

In the first place, this narrator endorses precisely for the reason that it works.

We might turn now to explore the specific
ways in which this poem challenges,
as the revisionist poets purport that it does,
the conventional Victorian standard of what it means
to be a poem. Examples

of how the text challenges
social conventions through its recurring construction. Figure.
yet emphatically endorses the biological
generic determinism
The first time readers
encounter poems titled “Recognition”. Significantly,
two very disparate scenes of
recognition occur in this poem.

However, upon actually meeting Sue
The erratic discourses. For
The narrative takes the author takes
moreover, they each challenge
(again in different ways) the idea
endorses his poem's characters