By S. Wolosky
Poetry and Public Discourse in Nineteenth-Century the United States explores nineteenth-century poetry because it addresses and engages within the significant matters of yank cultural existence. concentrating on gender, biblical politics, innovative discourses and racial, sectional, and non secular identities, this booklet finds how those matters contended and negotiated with one another within the shaping of a pluralist democratic polity. Nineteenth-century American poetry, faraway from being the self-reflective artwork item of twentieth-century aesthetic conception, provided a rhetorical enviornment within which civic, financial, and spiritual developments intersected with one another in mutual definition and research. With a deft hand, Shira Wolosky demonstrates the ways that poetry used to be a middle impulse within the formation of yank id and cultural definition.
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The poem’s writing in the first person of the fallen girl is a strategy that might bring its middleclass readers into greater sympathy with the fallen speaker. The text is constructed as the girl’s accusatory questions against her accusers. First oblivious that “Beneath his burning kiss / The serpent’s wiles” lurked, she asks of her turn to prostitution: Can you blame me that my heart grew cold That the tempted, tempter turned; When he was feted and caressed And I was coldly spurned? The sin here is society’s, not the girl’s.
Dependency, lack of ambition, attachment to place and person—these qualities were stripped from the masculine carrier of inalienable rights and conferred upon women . . 16 In Emerson, it is the “true man” who is at the center of things; the “life of man” that rushes on all sides outwards. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-08 22 23 “only sin is limitation,” it is a peculiarly female sin: by social custom, religious stricture, education, or legal rule.
Within this poetic conduct, the categories of private domesticity and sentimental verse are therefore limited, even as a description of women’s poetry. They are also problematic in reproducing the very terms they seek to analyze, continuing to project a division into private and public life that is already gendered. The concerns of women’s verse instead can be approached as critical regarding commercial, private self-interest as against contribution to civic life and the common good. Women’s writing in fact emerges as one of the core voices critiquing the American pursuit of material prosperity to the exclusion of other values and commitments.
Poetry and Public Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America (Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters) by S. Wolosky