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ERIC Number: EJ1109649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Two Arts. Revision and What It Leaves behind
Booten, Kyle
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v19 n1 p23-32 2012
Inspired by an experience of teaching the drafts of Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art", this article rereads the drafts as far more than imperfect precursors to the final poem. The drafts have their own prosodic features and poetic logic, one that values and enacts a vertiginous dilation of thought, expression and memory. The final version of "One Art" records an anxiety about moving away from the openness of drafting to the stability of the finished poem. It is an anxiety that writers and especially writing teachers should consider adopting.
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Language: English
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