Frank O'Hara - Gay & Oppressed Groups

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Kikel
Characteristic of his poems are outgrowths of an accepted gay love
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Kikel 2
O'Hara's style is rooted in a gay impulse to reject social conventions
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External Violence
Becomes internalised by oppressed groups
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Vendler
A lack of syntax refuses both maleness and ideology
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Coded Language
The language of an oppressed group becomes coded, expressed only in deformed fashion
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O'Hara - 'Colonised from Within'
By interiorising cultured and linguistic codes by the oppressive
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Oscar Wilde
Perversion is employed as a way of debunking ethical basis of society which privileges heterosexuality and high art
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Inversion from a Specious Argument
Supporting an act that society sees as immoral
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Kikel on Gay Love
O'Hara's interest in the moment is characteristic of the nature of gay love in general
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O'Hara's style is rooted in a gay impulse to reject social conventions

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Becomes internalised by oppressed groups

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A lack of syntax refuses both maleness and ideology

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The language of an oppressed group becomes coded, expressed only in deformed fashion

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