You're quite welcome, Marcia.
Regarding the Pope: I don't find similar tone for the
most part (the Fresca section was probably the most
similar). For sake of space, I only sent the content
of the connections, which is probably the closest
similarity (as well as some of the form and philosophy
of composition). He spoke of Pope a couple times in
that last year of TWL's composition, and my paper
actually addressed how different the poems are despite
their similarities. I believe they are setting out to
do different things and so come to different
conclusions. I would certainly be interested in your
thoughts if you end up having any time to consider the
--- Marcia Karp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks, Will. It is really nice of you to give such
> a detailed report.
> I'm sorry to have missed the conference.
> Thanks, too, for the Pope message a while back. I
> have no reply but
> gratitude for your pointing out connections. I'm
> not yet sure how much
> of "The Rape of the Lock" I find in TWL. The tones
> are so different
> that I'll have to spend more time thinking this
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