To read much of the New Poetry (this is the only name that makes sense to me) is to realize how undervalued quiet (different from minimalism) is right now, and how conversely attractive obliquity
and hyperactivity have emerged as poetic values.
Assessment of root obliquity
in impregnated samples can only be measured accurately when deviation from geotropic growth has occurred in the plane of sectioning.
He rarely hesitates when asked a question (there's none of Jerry's obliquity
in his conversational manner), and the answered directly: "Beckett, Genet, Ionesco.
8) The obliquity
of these scenes is of a piece with the latter stages of the novella, where Crane equivocates about whether the men or the women of Whilomville are most disturbed by Henry's disfigurement.
playing out its telltale dictatorial high-handedness, brutality, and insensitivity without showing us the faces of the dictators except by remotest obliquity
and tangential reportage.
Its cavity was too wide and the thin lead and copper around it so fragile it could collapse, change shape and redirect the projectile along a hard surface at an angle of obliquity
He begins with Dryden in the 1690s, arguing that the eighteenth-century poetry of political opposition had its roots in Dryden's post-1688 poetry, especially his cultivation of obliquity
, ambiguity and paradox in allusion.
If Dickinson, Moore, and Bishop were successful at entering the canon because of their obliquity
, the contemporary poet and novelist Erica Jong represents their opposite: the woman writer whose works and life have failed to garner approval from the mostly-male critical establishment.
The experience of displacement that I have proposed as a key to Pagis's poetry is felt most pervasively in the brilliant obliquity
of the stances he typically assumes.
Professor Toliver identifies and illuminatingly discusses a number of these points - Baconian science is most consistently present, as a foil to Herbert - while remaining alert to the complexities of Herbert's poetics, his uses of wit and obliquity
, of form and metre (explicated with many striking references to poets English and American from the Elizabethans to the present).
In conceding the ubiquity and obliquity
of the Holocaust in Celan's vision Samuels fails to qualify her own critical categories.
The boldness of the literary devices used--especially obliquity
, irony, and paradox--is always reinforced by a dramatic directness of language, the rhythm of which is derived from that of living speech.