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" Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? "
Adrienne Rich: The Moment of Change - Page 56
by Cheri Colby Langdell - 2004 - 277 pages
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Navigating the Distances: Poems New and Selected

Bruce Bennett - 1999 - 204 pages
...drinking, Warring, whoring. What the hell? Write it down, and you'll do well." GRADUATE "ASSISTANT" "Did she put on his knowledge with his power before the indifferent beak could let her drop?" THE HANDSOME POET The handsome poet doesn't need to write poems that are poems, or even poems that...
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Developing Creative Talent in Art: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Joe Khatena, Nelly Khatena - 1999 - 195 pages
...burning roof and tower And Agamemnon dead. Being so caught up, So mastered by the brute of the air. Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? (p. 241) The symbolic significance of the fish, and the transformation of the reptilian body into the...
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New Perspectives on Robert Graves

Patrick J. Quinn - 1999 - 244 pages
...admit, by means of rhetorical questions: Being so caught up, So mastered by the brute blood of the air, Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? Graves's own treatment of the same subject, in "Leda," shows one very critical contrast with Yeats's...
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Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

William Butler Yeats - 2000 - 556 pages
...roof and tower 10 And Agamemnon2 dead. Being so caught up, So mastered by the brute blood of the air, Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? 1923 [1924*] [1928] 4. Mary and Joseph fled from Bethlehem to Egypt after the birth of Jesus, having...
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After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives

Edward W. Said - 1999 - 194 pages
...Leda and Zeus. Yeats's last stanza: Being so caught up, So mastered by the brute blood of the air, Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? In such a situation, Ashrawi argued, the writer necessarily has several imperatives to respond to,...
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Sleeping with One Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival

Marilyn Kallet, Judith Ortiz Cofer - 1999 - 252 pages
...poetry? To "have" the poetry, do we try to "possess" the poet? As Yeats puts it in "Leda and the Swan," "Did she put on his knowledge with his power / Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?" The short answer is no; As a graduate student, living alone in my own apartment, before the threat...
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A Critic's Journey: Literary Reflections, 1958-1998

Geoffrey H. Hartman, Professor Geoffrey H Hartman - 1999 - 348 pages
...roof and tower And Agamemnon dead. Being so caught up, So mastered by the brute blood of the air, Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? It comes like a voice from nowhere, catching us too offguard. "A sudden blow: the great wings beating...
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Contextualized Stylistics: In Honour of Peter Verdonk

Tony Bex, Michael Burke, Peter Stockwell - 2000 - 308 pages
...a narrator of present events to one of past events. The poem ends with a rather profound question: Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? It is here, I believe, that the cline of (possible) speakers is at its closest yet to the essence of...
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Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader

David Pierce - 2000 - 1396 pages
...burning roof and tower And Agamemnon dead. Being so caught up, So mastered by the brute blood of the air, Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? F. SCOTT FITZGERALD from E Scott Fitzgerald, All the Sad Young Men (1926) 'Absolution' is a remarkable...
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Contextualized Stylistics: In Honour of Peter Verdonk

Tony Bex, Michael Burke, Peter Stockwell - 2000 - 308 pages
...burning roof and tower And Agamemnon dead. Being so caught up, So mastered by the brute blood of the air. Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?10 The theme of this sonnet has its roots firmly fixed in Greek mythology. Zeus is said to have...
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