The Poetic Voice and the Romantic Tradition in the Poetry of Maxine Kumin

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The purpose of this study is to explore elements of the Romantic tradition in the poetry of Maxine Kumin and the poetic voice of Ms. Kumin as she writes in this tradition. The poet's choice of poetic-persona illustrates a growth of the consciousness, an identity of self. Of particular interest is the poet's close interaction with nature and use of natural symbols and images. A principal motif in Kumin's poetry is the common man. Another theme is the poet's role in the family. In poems exalting nature and the person who lives in simple and close interaction with nature, a ... continued below

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Barton, Beverly D. December 1979.

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The purpose of this study is to explore elements of the Romantic tradition in the poetry of Maxine Kumin and the poetic voice of Ms. Kumin as she writes in this tradition. The poet's choice of poetic-persona illustrates a growth of the consciousness, an identity of self. Of particular interest is the poet's close interaction with nature and use of natural symbols and images. A principal motif in Kumin's poetry is the common man. Another theme is the poet's role in the family. In poems exalting nature and the person who lives in simple and close interaction with nature, a number of men from the past and present are subjects of Kumin's poetry.

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Barton, Beverly D. The Poetic Voice and the Romantic Tradition in the Poetry of Maxine Kumin, thesis, December 1979; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504562/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .