Category Archives: poetry

Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha

Introduction I read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha over quite an expanse of time, so I really don’t have a solid impression of it. However, it held together pretty nicely in my head, and I feel like I have a … Continue reading

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The White Goddess‘ very thought provoking end

Since this poll only got two votes over the two weeks it was initially open, I figured I should extend it a little bit. It’s now running until Wednesday, February 18 at 11:59 p.m., EST. Before this entry gets under way, … Continue reading

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Graves delivers in The White Goddess

Before this entry gets under way, it’d be great if you let me know what you think: Should I make this a week-daily blog instead of a (mostly) daily one? I’m asking so that I can get a sense of … Continue reading

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Graves on some practical aspects of poetry

Before this entry gets under way, it’d be great if you let me know what you think: Should I make this a week-daily blog? I’m asking so that I can get a sense of how often you want me to … Continue reading

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The White Goddess meanders through its theme, towards its end

  Introduction Tonight in The White Goddess, I don’t think Graves fulfilled his promise. Synopsis The twenty fourth chapter is called “The Single Poetic Theme.” Graves writes about this theme in his usual meandering way, but he doesn’t really alight … Continue reading

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Fabulous Beasts in The White Goddess

Introduction Chapter 23 of The White Goddess, like chapter 20, deserves special mention. Why? Because these two chapters share a great readability. In them, for some reason that I’ve not yet really considered, Graves is clear and direct in his … Continue reading

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In The White Goddess Graves talks inspiration, usurpation, general inclination

  Introduction Graves has built The White Goddess on grand statements backed up by a bevy of interconnections and his wide ranging knowledge of lore, myth, geography, and etymology. But at the end of chapter 23 he makes his boldest … Continue reading

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