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Galway Kinnell

AP Poetry Project

Mikaela MacKinnon

on 15 January 2013

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Transcript of Galway Kinnell

~Uses a stressed amount of imagery
*ex. fat, overripe, icy
~Metaphorical Language
*referring to the "black art"
*penalty to practitioner of
the art, giving disadvantage
or price to pay
~Words start implying that the berry-making is comparable to a likeable craft. Style Analysis of
Figurative Language and Word Choice Style Analysis
of Tone ~Metaphorical Onomatopoeia
"Certain peculiar words like strengths or squinched, many-lettered one-syllabled lumps, which I squeeze, squinch openm and splurge well in the silent, startled, icy, black language."
~Help the reader to further understand the concept within the poem (in this case the process of eating a blackberry.) Style Analysis
of Form Free Verse
break in stanzas
paragraphs AP Poetry Project by
Mikaela MacKinnon GALWAY KINNELL Style Analysis of
Subject Matter imply knowledge/respect of place in the world
most basic moments in life
death, birth, sex
unanswered questions Great Works of Kinnell 1971~Book of Nightmare, a long visionary poem in ten parts comprised of seven strophes each.
1996~Imperfect Thirst, addresses such themes as love, childhood memories, the nature of art, and the art of nature.
2008~Strong Is Your Hold, Who is this guy? Born in Providence, Rhode Island~ Feb 1st, 1927
became interested in poetry due to Edgar Allan Poe/Emily Dickinson
Studied at Princeton
Involved w/social issues
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