March 1, 2005

Hart Crane and David Lehman

As with the poems by Ezra Pound and John Crowe Ransom, again i think that i made the obvious connection between the two. The connection being that they each talk about a particular piece of architecture that is well known in New York city. The poem written by Crane is much more eloqent and in some cases i think he's using the bridge as a metaphor.(a symbol for freedom or salvation maybe?) In the poem by Lehman he is simply speaking literally of this thoughts of the World Trade Centers. There is virtually no symbolism involved. Both poems are extremely well done in reguard to imagery for i can picture all the scenes very clearly.

Posted by MaggiQuinlan at 10:54 PM | Comments (5)

Ezra Pound and John Crowe Ransom

In these two poems i think that i noticed the obvious connection in that they both make references to war. In "The Old Age of the Soul" the author is comparing himself to a warrior, or better yet he is comparing to his dreams and aspirations to a warrior. He talks about how the dream can change and how it does change just like the solider does when he endures battle. Maybe he is saying that his dreams still are not fulfilled and are restless for he makes the comparission in line 3 when he states as to the nerveless hand of some old warrior.

Again i thought that this fit the best with John Crowe Ransons poem "Judith of Bethulia." This poem describes war and how the unexpected may come to conquer all. It also talks about underestimating the power of women.

Really the only connection that i could make was the references to elders in both poems. In Pounds poem i feel that it was more prevalent for he used such words as used, old, worn, council of elders....where as in Ransoms poem it just eluded to the fact that elders didn't eaisly give into temptation as readily as the young soliders did. Also both poems used a bit of old language...Maybe that was to make it seem a bit more authentic or maybe thats just how they wrote.

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Dr. Jerz's article

In my blog entry about Machinal i stated that i felt much sympathy for the Young Woman and that i felt that i could identify with some of her feelings. However, after reading Dr. Jerz's artlice I don't so much change my opinion as i accept that there are really two young women in this play. I do have sympathy for the adultresses young woman but not for the murderess young woman. When i read this play i did not make the distinction between the two. Now having read this chapter i have become aware that Treadwell may have done this on purpose and maybe i need to read a little closer from now on.

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