THE ‘INSTANT MIX’ OF PERCEPTION IN THE POETRY OF THE NEW YORK SCHOOL

Posted On Feb 22 2017 by

“The poem is at last between two persons instead of two pages”, Frank O’Hara wrote in his 1959 poetry manifesto. Personism, the term he used to designate his vision on poetry, referred to the personal in a way that was not very different in essence from Eliot’s repudiation of it, but which can be seen as a counter reaction to the Confessional school that was emerging at about the same time. While the latter brought into the poem the mental disorders, sufferings and psychological peculiarities of its poets, the New York school preferred to mould the urban sensitivity of its …


JOB IDENTITIES ENCODED IN COMMONPLACE SIMILES VS THEIR DAILY PERCEPTION. A CASE STUDY.

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Taking into consideration the social status and roles individuals play in daily existence, the paper is an empirical study foregrounding the exploration of commonplace similes, in order to find out how projections of job identity are offered by them. Findings are then “put to test,” as an example of direct perception of reality, through the answers of a number of 50 informants.