The Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry: Studies in English Poetry from the 16th to the 20th Century
This study offers a fresh approach to the theory and practice of poetry criticism from a narratological perspective. Arguing that lyric poems share basic constituents of narration with prose fiction, namely temporal sequentiality of events and verbal mediation, the authors propose the transgeneric application of narratology to the poetic genre with the aim of utilizing the sophisticated framework of narratological categories for a more precise and complex modeling of the poetic text. On this basis, the study provides a new impetus to the neglected field of poetic theory as well as to methodology. The practical value of such an approach is then demonstrated by detailed model analyses of canonical English poems from all major periods between the 16th and the 20th centuries. The comparative discussion of these analyses draws general conclusions about the specifics of narrative structures in lyric poetry in contrast to prose fiction.
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Peter Hühn 9 John Keats : “ Ode on Melancholy ” 5 No , no , go not to Lethe ,
neither twist Wolf's - bane , tight - rooted , for its poisonous wine : Nor suffer thy
pale forehead to be kissed By nightshade , ruby grape of Proserpine ; Make not
10 ) ( rather than reducing it , as does the negative sequence of the first stanza )
and to enable the soul to taste the sadness of melancholy ( ' taste the sadness of
her might ' , 1. 29 ) —to let go and embrace this life , one in which pain is never ...
In this state , the ineffable and all - embracing quality of melancholy is
transformed , given concrete form in a lasting symbol of memory , and thereby
both dissolved and preserved , as expressed by the collocation of ' cloudy ' ( also
found in line ...
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The Theory and Methodology of the Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry Peter Hühn and Jörg Schönert 1
They flee from me Jens Kiefer
Sonnet 107 Peter Hühn
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