Clinical Sonnets (Classic Reprint)

Clinical Sonnets (Classic Reprint)

by Merrill Moore


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After I read them I saw a gleam and began to try to fol low it. My appreciation of Robinson's work rose further when I tried later to imitate what he had done, but my poems came out quite differently from what I aimed at when I began.

I found that sometimes when I got a sonnet past the first three or four lines it would pick up some sort of momentum of its own and might then go on writing itself, impelled by associations and guided partly by rhyme. Some poems even got out of control and proceeded to write themselves after the first line.

I found also that it is difficult effectively to compress anything so voluminous as a human personality into a short poem. So I realized that what I produced were sketches that can suggest, but cannot tell all, as if a painter were given the task of drawing a picture with ten or twelve strokes ofhis brush. It is possible, but the results show the earmarks of a special medium.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780243254224
Publisher: Fb&c Ltd
Publication date: 04/22/2018
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.17(d)

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