Henry David Thoreau | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lyle Glazier

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Henry David Thoreau.
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Critical Essay by Lyle Glazier

SOURCE: “Thoreau's Rebellious Lyric,” in ESQ: Journal of the American Renaissance, No 54, 1969, pp. 27-30.

In the following essay, Glazier offers a close reading of the poem “Light-winged Smoke,” discussing elements of rebellion evident in its free form, imagery, and central figure of the defiant lcarus of classical mythology.

It is true of Thoreau's small lyric, “Light-winged Smoke” as it is true of any poem which is unified and organic, that the proper avenue to the argument is through an analysis of its texture. When Emerson remarked, “For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem,” he was writing about the process of composition, not about the ritual of analysis, a distinction attested to by his quick injunction that...

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