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The Postmodern Turn: irony and Parody in 'A Valediction forbidding mourning'

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dc.contributor.author Arif, G.M. Javed
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-08T04:08:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-08T04:08:49Z
dc.date.issued 1/1/2007
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.ewubd.edu/handle/2525/2793
dc.description.abstract A Valediction Forbidding Mourning' by the contemporary American poet Adrienne Rich incorporates some ironies in its structure and at the same time parodies the 17th century English poet John Donne's 'A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning'. These instances of irony and parody in rich's poem point to its postmodern nature- its subjectivity, self-consciousness, historicity and self-critical distance-and thereby dehistoricize and deconstruct Donne's poem and its conventions. But before turning to the discussion of the nature and function of the irony and parody inherent in rich's poem, It is necessary to engage with the nature of these two tropes so that the discussion receives an adequate theoretical foundation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher East West University en_US
dc.subject Postmodern Turn en_US
dc.title The Postmodern Turn: irony and Parody in 'A Valediction forbidding mourning' en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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