Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Robert von Hallberg
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© 2013 Daniel B. Lipson
Although Andrew Marvell wrote and published relatively little, his poetry collects from the full range of “schools” and idiosyncratic styles present in the seventeenth century: echoes of Herbert, Donne, Milton, Traherne, Herrick, Lovelace, and Jonson, among others, permeate throughout his work. Although much of his imagery seems novel, if not strange, it is clear that Marvell has a deep engagement with several important long-running traditions. His work is conversation with Ovid, Horace, and Theocritus as much as it responds directly to the poets whose lives overlapped with his own. In his engagement with such varied sources, Marvell demonstrates an astounding degree of poetic flexibility. He is a master of imitating voice and style.
Lipson, Daniel B., "Tradition. Passio. Poesis. Retreat: Comments around “The Gallery”" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 690.
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