TITLE

Not Drowning But Waving: Stevie Smith and the Language of the Lake

AUTHOR(S)
Mallot, J. Edward
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Modern Literature;Fall2003, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p171
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Poetry Review
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the symbolic significance of water and drowning in the poetry of Stevie Smith, with particular focus given to the well-known poem "Not Waving But Drowning." Smith's use of multiple voices in her poetry is examined, and the argument that they reflect different expectations and possibilities for men and women is explored.
ACCESSION #
15019685

Tags: SMITH, Stevie, 1902-1971;  NOT Waving But Drowning (Poem);  DROWNING in literature;  VOICE in literature;  GENDER differences in literature;  POETRY critiques

 

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