Terrence, this is stupid stuff
A E Housman
What is Someone complaining to Housman about in TTISS?
Poetry is too dark and boring, wants livelier poetry
What is Housmans response?
Tells him to drink rather than read poetry
What are Housmans views on his own poetry?
Be prepared for bad things in life, more bad than good in life. Poetry is sour but realistic
Where is Housman carrying beer home?
What parallel to mythology is drawn in TTISS and explain?
Mithradates building immunity to poison, reading sour poetry is building immunity to the world
What does Ars Poetica translate to?
Art of poetry
What should a poem be? In Ars Poetica
Palpable, mute, dumb, silent, wordless, motionless
What do an empty door way and a maple leaf symbolize in Ars Poetica?
What is the purpose of Ars Poetica?
Poetry is trying to communicate an experience, and the experience is wordless
The man he killed
What nationality and location is the man he killed in?
England, probably a bar
What is war according to the man he killed?
Quaint and curious
What is the purpose of the man he killed?
Author says if it weren’t for the war, the guy he killed could have been friends with him
A study of reading habits
What is the poem a study of reading habits describing?
Progression of life through books, as a child we read epics with heroes, middle age we read sex and as an old person no books
What does get stewed mean?
What does “yellow” mean?
Purpose of a study of reading habits?
We must realize that books are fantasies and not realism
Is my team plowing?
Two speakers in is my team plowing?
Friend and a dead friend
What are the things the dead friends asks about in is my team plowing?
Cattle, football, his girl, his friend
Break of day
Who is the speaker in break of day
What is the break of day about?
A man married to his job and the woman compares it to an actual affair
What is the parallel drawn in the break of day?
Love allows the poor the false and the foul
There’s been a death in the opposite house
What is going on in the death in the opposite house
Neighbor dies of something maybe contagious, a boy is witnessing it
What does the mirror compare itself to
A lake and a terrible fish
Discovery of a new world
What are new words revard uses in his poem?
Truth matrices, and asterized
What is the allusion to in regards poem?
European discovery of new world