Richard Wilbur | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Raymond-Jean Frontain

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Richard Wilbur.
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Critical Essay by Raymond-Jean Frontain

SOURCE: "Wilbur's 'Advice to a Prophet'," in The Explicator, Vol. 51, No. 1, Fall 1992, pp. 55-59.

In the following essay, Frontain cites classical and biblical sources and influences of Wilbur's "Advice to a Prophet."

In "Advice to a Prophet," the title poem in Richard Wilbur's 1961 collection, the poet addresses one of the most important social and political problems of the atomic/nuclear age—the danger of mankind's destroying itself and its planet. It also answers one of the most difficult questions addressed by the poets of his generation—namely, how to reach an alienated, uninterested, even apathetic audience grown deaf to the poet/prophet's voice of admonition and entreaty. The speaker's advice is that the anonymous prophet not emphasize the destruction that will...

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