Poetry in Exile
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This paper discusses how, in poetry, there are poets who reflect on their own exile, either introspectively from the world or physically from their home country, and poets who reflect on the state of exile in all the facets that it encompasses. It shows how poets like Sylvia Plath and Dylan Thomas wrote more and more about elements of exile, or analogies of exile, significantly, through their own turmoil or their own social position. It also examines how other poets, like Michael Palmer, reflect on exile through poetry that challenges political and social contexts and forces us to think about, perhaps even remove ourselves from, our own comfort and surroundings, therefore, committing an act of exile on behalf of the poet.
From the Paper:"Michael Palmer has been commended on many levels for his work "At Passages", namely for its "underpinning of phenomenological panic, with its awareness of the psychotic matrix of the political and the personal" (Mullins, 2003). We can contrast this "psychotic matrix" with the internal conflict reflected in much of the imagery and metaphors used in Sylvia Plath's works, including the posthumous work "Ariel". In it, Plath intertwines three central themes under the guise of "Ariel"; these are horses, and her horse Ariel, the Biblical references to Ariel, and herself. "
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