The Phoenix and the Turtle | Critical Essay by Marjorie Garber

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of The Phoenix and the Turtle.
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Critical Essay by Marjorie Garber

SOURCE: Garber, Marjorie. “Two Birds with One Stone: Lapidary Re-Inscription in The Phoenix and Turtle.Upstart Crow 5 (fall 1984): 5-19.

In the following essay, Garber offers a structural analysis of The Phoenix and Turtle, evaluating its fusion of two poetic genres—the elegy and the epithalamion—as well as its subversion of logic, grammar, and paradox.

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In the introduction to an anthology of his favorite poems, Parnassus, published in 1874, Ralph Waldo Emerson identified The Phoenix and Turtle as that esthetic enigma, a poet's poem: “I consider this piece,” he wrote, “a good example of the rule, that there is a poetry for bards proper, as well as a poetry for the world of readers. This...

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