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Authors

Jeffrey Steele

Peer Reviewed

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Abstract

Offers a reading of "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," emphasizing the poet's "progressive re-engagement with sensuous reality" and arguing that "the Poet's grief-work consists of a series of operations which ritually reappropriate the world, a world now tinged with death" and that the poem places "symbols of grief within an ongoing life-process."

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Copyright © 1984 by The University of Iowa.

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