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Masterplots II: Poetry

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Published by Salem Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Poetry,
  • Themes, motives

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsPhilip K. Jason (Editor), Tracy Irons-Georges (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages83
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8825206M
    ISBN 10158765038X
    ISBN 109781587650383

    The island of Saint Lucia was historically known as "the Helen of the West Indies" during the 18th century because colonial control of the island frequently changed hands between the French and English who fought over the island due to its strategic location vis-a-vis North America. No essays were repeated from the volume Masterplots: Revised Second Edition The second thread is the interwoven story of Major Plunkett and his wife Maud, who live on the island and must reconcile themselves to the history of British colonization of St. Although Walcott claimed in an interview that the poem was written in hexameter, this characterization of the poem's form is inaccurate.

    These tendencies, combined with Walcott's insertion of himself into the poem, as Masterplots II: Poetry book as his commentary on his characters as fictional creations, make the poem a postmodernist epic[ citation needed ]. Walcott divides the narrative among his characters and his own voice so that his epic has no main protagonist or "hero" like a conventional epic poem would have. The text gives facts about form and structure, dramatic situation, and action; offers an in-depth examination of the literary techniques used; and analyzes the main ideas in the poem and relates it to the poet's other works. There is also a minor character named Philoctete, an injured fisherman, inspired by Homer's Philoctetes. Overview[ edit ] The poem very loosely echoes and references Homer and some of his major characters from the Iliad. The plot of Omeros can be divided into three main narrative threads that crisscross throughout the book.

    Walcott divides the narrative among his characters and his own voice so that his epic has no main protagonist or "hero" like a conventional epic poem would have. Although Walcott claimed in an interview that the poem was written in hexameter, this characterization of the poem's form is inaccurate. The Masterplots II: Poetry book essays feature important contemporary works by poets such as Maya Angelou, Eamon Grennan, James Merrill, Sharon Olds, Adrienne Rich, and Wislawa Szymborska, as well as classic poems neglected in the earlier edition. The poems are indexed by title, author, and type; new to this edition is the "Geographical and Ethnic Index" at the end of Volume 8. These tendencies, combined with Walcott's insertion of himself into the poem, as well as his commentary on his characters as fictional creations, make the poem a postmodernist epic[ citation needed ]. As in previous editions, the coverage is broad, with important poets of all historical periods and nationalities represented.


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Masterplots II: Poetry Download PDF Ebook

The signed entries are arranged alphabetically by title, and each includes a header listing the author's name and dates and the date of the Masterplots II: Poetry book first appearance.

These tendencies, combined with Walcott's insertion of himself into the poem, as well as his commentary on his characters as fictional creations, make the poem a postmodernist epic[ citation needed ].

For instance, there are chapters that take place in the West Indies in the late 18th century following ancestors of the characters Achille and Plunkett.

For foreign poems, the original title and date are given, along with the name and date of the original source and the English translation. His rhyme scheme does not follow a regular pattern like Dante's. The final thread is the autobiographical narrative of Walcott himself.

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Instead, Walcott jumps around in time and from character to character without much concern for narrative plotting. The first one follows the Homeric rivalry of Achille and Hector over their love for Helen. Lucia, where Walcott was born and raised, Walcott also includes scenes from Brookline, Massachusetts where Walcott was living and teaching at the time of the poem's composition and the character Achille imagines a voyage from Africa onto a slave ship that's headed for the Americas; also, in Book Five of the poem, Walcott narrates some of his travel experiences in a variety of cities around the world, including LisbonLondonDublinRomeand Toronto.

The new essays feature important contemporary works by poets such as Maya Angelou, Eamon Grennan, James Merrill, Sharon Olds, Adrienne Rich, and Wislawa Szymborska, as well as classic poems neglected in the earlier edition. The text gives facts about form and structure, dramatic situation, and action; offers an in-depth examination of the literary techniques used; and analyzes the main ideas in the poem and relates it to the poet's other works.

Walcott divides the narrative among his characters and his own voice so that his epic has no Masterplots II: Poetry book protagonist or Masterplots II: Poetry book like a conventional Masterplots II: Poetry book poem would have.

Overview[ edit ] The poem very loosely echoes and references Homer and some of his major characters from the Iliad. The poems selected are those most often taught or featured in poetry anthologies. All these features make this work a particularly useful addition to the reference collections of libraries supporting secondary students and undergraduates, though libraries holding the earlier edition will have to decide if the new essays are worth the rather steep price.

There is also a minor character named Philoctete, an injured fisherman, inspired by Homer's Philoctetes. Although Walcott claimed in an interview that the poem was written in hexameter, this characterization of the poem's form is inaccurate.

Paul D'Alessandro, Portland P. The plot of Omeros can be divided into three main narrative threads that crisscross throughout the book. Some of the poem's major characters include the island fishermen Achille and Hector, the retired English officer Major Plunkett and his wife Maud, the housemaid Helen, the blind man Seven Seas who symbolically represents Homerand the author himself.

The island of Saint Lucia was historically known as "the Helen of the West Indies" during the 18th century because colonial control of the island frequently changed hands between the French and English who fought over the island due to its strategic location vis-a-vis North America.

The second thread is the interwoven story of Major Plunkett and his wife Maud, who live on the island and must reconcile themselves to the history of British colonization of St. A glossary and a completely revised bibliography, including author bibliographies, are also included. However, Walcott's form is much looser than Dante's.

For another example, in Books 4 and 5 of the poem, Walcott also writes about and in the voice of the 19th century activist Caroline Weldon who worked on behalf of the rights of the Lakota Sioux Indian tribe in the Dakotas. Although most of the poem is supposed to take place in the late 20th century, there are sections of the poem that take place in other time periods.Masterplots is a reference book series which summarizes the plots of significant works of literature and films.

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Masterplots II Poetry Series: Index: Volume 1. Masterplots II Poetry Series, Volumes Call no. R MAS Index Vol. 1. List of contents arranged alphabetically by name of poem.Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

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Poetry series. [Frank N Magill;] -- Over articles summarize and evaluate poems written between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries.Masterplots Ebook African American Literature I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Analysis Maya Angelou wrote an autobiographical book entitled I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.