Frank O'Hara - Typicalities & Features

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Reduces Distance
Between art & life by bringing real life events and people into his poems
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Questioning of Place
Through a decentred subjectivity
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The Walk Poems
Approach the external world metonymically rather than metaphorically
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'Cross-Dressing'
Of the symbolic and the surreal
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Parataxis
A displacement of connectives
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American Canon
Starting to become part of the American canon
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'Action painting'
The poem seen as object
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Personal & Global
A linkage between the personal and the global
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Vendler
'Elasticity of O'Hara's poetry depends entirely on his athletic effort to make the personal poetic'
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Celebratory Allusions
To consumerism often undertoned by sadness - material goods do not ultimately satisfy
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Perloff
Syntactic Ambiguity
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Rampant Metonymy
Rampant Metonymy
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Syntactical Disruptions
Syntactical Disruptions
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Unexpected Juxtapositions
Unexpected Juxtapositions
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Lexical Innovations
Lexical Innovations
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Time
Made intangible
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I Do This/
I do that poetry
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Simultaneous Confidence
Of one person and collective identity
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Hypertextuality
Hypertextuality
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Splintered
Subjectivity
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Personalised
Hyperpolitics
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Stopping the Motions of a Day
A medial break
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Praxis
Language
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Complexity/Simplicity
Of emotion
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Intimacy
Immediacy
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The Specific
Universalised
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A Non-Hierarchical
World
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Time of Reading
The same as its composition
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Both of its Context
And a maker of it
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The Fictional Indices
Of here and now
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Marks Historical Time
As contemporary
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Questioning of Place

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Approach the external world metonymically rather than metaphorically

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Of the symbolic and the surreal

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A displacement of connectives

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