Maria Campbell's "Jacob" Poem Review by Top Papers

Maria Campbell's "Jacob"
A look at Maria Campbell's poem "Jacob."
# 132172 | 1,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (Poetry) , Literature (Canadian)


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This paper explores and analyzes Maria Campbell's poem "Jacob" further discussing how her work captures the rhythms and echoes of non-elite speech. The paper also argues that Campbell's poem is meant to be read as a defiant, even denunciatory, work that seeks to recapture a measure of agency for those who have had their voices stilled by western, colonialist society. In the end, the poem is poignant, transgressive and devoted to breaking free of the literary "mold" put into place by those who effaced the cultures which preceded them on the North American continent.

From the Paper:

"The following paper will look at Maria Campbell's "Jacob" and explore how her work captures the rhythms and echoes of (non-elite) speech. In so doing, the next few pages will argue that Campbell's poem is meant to be read as a defiant, even denunciatory, work that seeks to recapture a measure of agency for those who have had their voices stilled by the impress of western, colonialist society. In the end, the poem is poignant, transgressive and devoted to breaking free of the literary "mold" put into place by those who effaced the cultures which preceded them on the North American continent."

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"Maria Campbell's "Jacob"" 01 December 2007. Web. 05 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/poem-review/maria-campbell-jacob-132172/>

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