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From:Criticism (Vol. 42, Issue 3) Peer-ReviewedIN ELEGY, A POETIC VOICE confronts the threat of its own dissolution, and works to forge an enduring, living form by which its author merits inclusion in a pantheon of the poets. Elegy is an inaugural genre, most...
From:Papers on Language & Literature (Vol. 38, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedFrom its inception in classical times, elegy has been a vehicle by which a poet negotiates his own poetic maturation and grapples with the risks and gains attendant upon the acquisition of public voice. In the elegies...
From: South Atlantic Review[(essay date fall 2001) In the following essay, Sharp contends that the central concern of Frankenstein is how reading influences the novel's protagonists and shapes their creative work, and how reading impacts the...
From: Papers on Language & Literature[(essay date winter 2002) In the following essay, Sharp maintains "that the generic deviations that the 'Elegy' makes from the tradition of pastoral elegy are intimately related to changes in the status of the writer and...
From: Papers on Language and Literature[(essay date winter 2002) In the following essay, Sharp asserts that Gray's "Elegy" deviates from the standard conventions of the elegiac poem in significant and ground-breaking ways. The critic suggests that these...
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