unsympathy

unsympathy

(ʌnˈsɪmpəθɪ)
n
lack of sympathy
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Clough's shifting tone-the poem moves in and out of satire--leaves the reader distanced from the characters, unable to form easy sympathetic bonds (Clough would explore the possibilities of unsympathy further in Amours de Voyage, written in 1849 and published in 1858) and this impedes accessibility too: it is at points, to borrow one of the character's words, hard to '[disengage] jest from earnest' (III.