From: INGELBIEN RAPHAEL [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Geoffrey Hill has written about Eliot's poetry in terms of tone (which he
sees as dominating the Quartets) and pitch (which he discerns in
'Prufrock'). The contrast is between two different ways of addressing an
implied reader ('you and I', again); it definitely presupposes that the
poetry is somehow 'heard'.
Dylan Thomas said, somewhere, that a poem on the page is
only half a poem.
Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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