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ERIC Number: ED102577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 11
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"Sure, I Like Poetry . . . (Sigh) . . . Rod McKuen!"
Hill, Robert W.
This paper describes Rod McKuen's theories of poetic composition, arguing that McKuen appeals to the anti-intellectual, blindly sentimental capacities of the American public. A comparison of McKuen's work with the work of such poets as James Dickey, Robert Lowell, and Theodore Roethke is outlined in order to demonstrate to students the superficial aspects of McKuen's poetry. Several of McKuen's poems, including "They,""Heroes,""Plan," and "Lonesome Cities," are critically analyzed. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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