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Tracing Intertexts – (I)

Watch Dr Hannah Roche trace the intertextual relationship between Sylvia Plath, Amy Lowell and Andrew Marvell.

In this video, Dr Hannah Roche traces the intertextual relationship between Sylvia Plath, Amy Lowell, and Andrew Marvell through tulips…

Read the poems Dr Hannah Roche mentions in the links listed, below:

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Consider these prompting questions and let us know what you think in the comments section. You may like to use these questions as a starting point for your comment, or you may choose to answer one specific question – we look forward to hearing from you!

Which of the presentations of tulips do you prefer?

Does knowing about the ways they have drawn on and reimagined their poetic predecessors make a difference to how you read Plath’s and Lowell’s poetry?

How does each poet reinvent what they have found?

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