Thesis - Open Access
Bachelor of Arts
Current critical attention on poetry's aural features and possibilities is scant. My project on W.B. Yeats is a corrective, as his poetry exemplifies how sonic tools and sound structures perform or create meaning. Specifically, I concentrate on the intersection between Yeats's nationalist and postcolonial posturings and his aural forms. By exploring this intersection within the frameworks of 'antithetical nationalism' and 'hybridity', I reveal the rich range of sound's semantic possibilities in poetry.
Stratton, Connor, "Hybrid Rhythms, Antithetical Echoes, and Autopoiesis: Intersections Between Sound, Self, and Nation in the Poetry of Yeats" (2013). Honors Papers. 343.