TITLE

"Skunk Hour."

AUTHOR(S)
Lowell, Robert; Kitchen, Judith
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Skunk Hour;2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Poem Analysis
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
"Skunk Hour" is written in free verse, but with a formal pattern of eight six-line stanzas (sestets) with a loosely regular rhyme scheme. The title suggests a particular hour in the day�the hour when skunks are likely to come out�and implies that this hour occurs on a regular basis. The title hints that time will be an important element in the poem. "Skunk Hour" is a combination of two modes of perception�memory and attention.
ACCESSION #
67051459

 

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