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1784: Whimsical Associations

From Paul Fussell’s Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1965): “In ‘The Poplar Field’ …William Cowper…unwittingly allows the whimsical associations of triple meter to work against him.” The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the … Continue reading

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1981: The Innocent Eye

Mark Tansey: The Innocent Eye Test (1981) The title of this painting is taken from a book by the artist John Ruskin, The Elements of Drawing (1857), where, in a footnote, Ruskin says that to see as an artist requires … Continue reading

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