These Be Thy Gods, 0 Israel!-II

Graves, Robert
March 1956
New Republic;3/5/56, Vol. 134 Issue 10, p17
This article comments on several poets. Just before World War II the United States poet, W.H. Auden, emigrated to the United States. And subsequently became a U.S. citizen, and there developed his real talent, which is for light verse. The cockney rhyme of Auden expresses his contempt of the young fools who allowed themselves to get caught in the War. The Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, had all the rich musical eloquence of a South Welshman. It is a Welsh national characteristic to sing in tune and be eloquent.


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