Abstract

Abstract:

Although it seems unlikely that Lowell used Moore’s poetry as a model, in fact he echoed and imitated her repeatedly. Lowell’s allusions to Moore ask us to rethink this prototypical confessional poet and how he viewed his work; they also show us under-observed aspects of allusion, and give us new reasons to return to influence studies. For Lowell, allusion is a way to get beyond his own style. I explore his relationship to Moore through Life Studies, and then sketch a broader technique the two poets share: the escape offered by farfetched metaphor.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-9595
Print ISSN
0004-1610
Pages
pp. 1-28
Launched on MUSE
2016-06-25
Open Access
No
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