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Old 08-11-2017, 07:03 AM
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Default Cleanth Brooks on Metaphor in Alexander Pope

"One notices that even the metaphors by which Pope characterizes Belinda are not casual bits of decoration, used for a moment, and then forgotten. They run throughout the poem as if they were motifs."--Cleanth Brooks on "The Rape of the Lock" at p. 85 of ""The Well-Wrought Urn."
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Brooks is my favorite close-reader (New Critic) and I'm especially happy with his reading of Keats. On Pope, if I recall correctly, there's something about the motifs of the sun and sylphs. Good question for students of Pope!
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I usually use Alicia's willow poem to talk about these issues with students.
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