By Peter Hühn,Britta Goerke,Heilna du Plooy,Stefan Schenk-Haupt
Lyric poetry as a temporal art-form makes pervasive use of narrative components in organizing the revolutionary process the poetic textual content. This remark justifies the appliance of the complex method of narratology to the systematic research of lyric poems. After a concise presentation of this transgeneric method of poetry, the research units out to illustrate its sensible fruitfulness in particular analyses of a big variety of English (and a few American) poems from the early sleek interval to the current. The narratological technique proves relatively fitted to specialize in the hitherto largely ignored measurement of sequentiality, the dynamic development of the poetic utterance and its eventful turns, which principally represent the raison d'être of the poem. To facilitate comparisons, the examples selected percentage one specified thematic advanced, the worrying adventure of serious loss: the dying of a cherished individual, the imminence of one’s personal dying, the demise of a respected fellow-poet and the lack of a basic stabilizing order. The functionality of the poems might be defined as dealing with the disturbing adventure within the poetic medium and utilising quite a few coping thoughts. The poems therefore own a healing impetus.
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Facing Loss and Death: Narrative and Eventfulness in Lyric Poetry (Narratologia) by Peter Hühn,Britta Goerke,Heilna du Plooy,Stefan Schenk-Haupt