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name unromantic and unpoetic, yet name that whenever uttered has in my ear a sound, in my heart an echo, such as no other assemblage of syllables, however sweet or classic, can produce.
The ill-advised individual who might happen, through an oversight of the porter, to enter Madame Rabourdin's establishment about eleven o'clock in the morning would have found her in the midst of a disorder the reverse of picturesque, wrapped in a dressing-gown, her hair ill-dressed, and her feet in old slippers, attending to the lamps, arranging the flowers, or cooking in haste an extremely unpoetic breakfast.
The problem is that there are often so many caveats and risk warnings when it comes to investing that our sayings could become convoluted and very much unpoetic.
"Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste."
Whether, and when, we may come to a turning point in our unpoetic dwelling is something we may expect to happen only if we remain heedful of the poetic.
In Rhythms, Reznikoff employs traditional forms and conventions ironically to convey war's unpoetic reality.
The speaker seems awfully aware that his actions play out a pantomime show for his wife, and his curious conception of her as an onlooker and not an eavesdropper relegates him to markedly unpoetic territory.
For not only was English in the fifteenth century still seen as an unpoetic or "unliterary" language, lacking the prestige of Latin or French, it was also an unstable, evolving language with distinctly different dialects in different regions of England.
The strongest poems in The Last Shift, however, concern themselves with the relationship between working-class life and its romanticization in poetry--the question, that is, of how one properly poeticizes or mythologizes or waxes nostalgic about such traditionally "unpoetic" material as tool and die factories or, as Levine puts it, "Chevy Gear & Axle / grinding the night-shift workers / into antiquity." In the poem "Urban Myths," for instance, Levine writes that "In Detroit no one walks under the moon / much less talks to it or to the unseen stars / that years ago we stopped believing were there." Yet such resistance to lyricism--the implication that there will be, in Detroit, no moons or stars or gods or love or light--is counterbalanced by the poem's redemptive close:
BWhich is not to imply that I am a person with an unpoetic soul.
I want to write when I see the picture of my friend say "how are you" Posting a photo on Facebook seems so "unpoetic," but Svay brings home its meaning to this person: a way to rebuild connections torn apart by war and exile, a way to affirm one's own existence and beauty, a way to gain mastery over language and image.
Rod was struck by the fact that Scott, despite his stature as a great Canadian poet, was relatively unpoetic in his approach to the constitution.
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