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By Sylvia Plath

This quantity comprises all Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 as much as her dying in 1963. The textual content is preceded through an advent by means of Ted Hughes and by way of notes and reviews on person poems. there's additionally an appendix containing fifty poems from Sylvia Plath's juvenilia. 'For me, an important literary occasion of 1981 has been the book, eighteen years after her dying, of Sylvia Plath's accrued Poems, confirming her as essentially the most robust and lavishly talented poets of our time.' A. Alvarez within the Observer This assortment was once offered the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

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Tennyson also moves increasingly towards a poetry of dramatic mask, as he provides mythological identities for his lyric speakers. Using sensation to depict mood and character, his poetry is closer to the dramatized subjectivity of Browning’s monologues than the contrast between their poetics would seem to suggest. Both approach, though from different directions, what in Retreat into the Mind Ekbert Faas has called ‘a new psychological poetry’ (1988: 5). Each transforms the universal subjectivity of Romanticism, in which the ‘I’ of the poet claims to represent each of us, to a dramatic representation of individual psychology that treats any such claim with irony.

Language for Hopkins, as for Swinburne, is a medium with its own texture and identity that creates poetry’s unique experience. Hopkins believes that the identity of every individual thing in the universe – natural object, person – consists in its inscape, the unique characteristics that define its particu- Introduction: Victorian Poetics 15 lar being. To comprehend the inscape of an object, one must perceive it with a thrust of energy that Hopkins calls instress. Instress is a dynamic act; Hopkins defines it with verbs like ‘greet’, ‘meet’, ‘catch’.

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