Distinctive Voices

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"The eight poets represented here, though they share certain traits and subjects, have voices that are distinctive. They all learned from others-in some cases from one another-but each one gradually transmuted those various sources into a unique style." introduction-xv

This section really stood out to me because I love how writers learn from one another. They can feed off of the other's energy and create something better than what would have been written.  The book refers to music as a perfect example of the type of influences writers have on each other.  It states that when a person listens to a certain song or verse they know who the musician is.  So, when reading a poem or a work of literature one should be able to connect that work with the person who wrote it?  Sure, why not?  I can't do that but if someone has the correct knowledge it would be as simple as listening to a song.  

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