Leigha O’Hara response


  1. For the poem I read closest, “Personal Poem” I think that a large portion of potential meaning making or lack there of comes from the potential connection or disconnection between author and speaker of the poem. I was really boggled by this because of both the title and the personal pronouns used.
  2. Similar to my answer in the first question I think that by potentially breaking the dynamic of speaker and him just being the speaker himself creates intimacy between author and reader.
  3. From this poem in particular and the other poems we were assigned I think that he was mostly avant-garde in nature BUT because of his allusion and style that mirrors other avant-garde poems we have read, I wonder if that makes him kitsch?
  4. the use of “blague” is interesting… isn’t everything in the avant-garde a “blague”? (I’m thinking of the move Duchamp made with the urinal) And where does straight use of irony or satire separate from this? I definitely think he is satirical, and that he uses irony but does that automatically mean he is intentionally using “blague” (blagueing?)

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