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Domestic poetry


  • Poetry that features home and family life.

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  • Form

    • Domestic poetry
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Taub, Y.A. The insatiable psalm, 2005:publisher's website ("Steeped in Jewish tradition and lore, The Insatiable Psalm is an exploration of the troubled but enduring love between a devout mother and her increasingly less observant son.") subj. hdgs. (Jewish families--Poetry. Mothers and sons--Poetry.)
    • found: Brown, J.S. Domestic poetry, 2016, via Retrospect website, viewed on June 18, 2018("I've written poems about boyfriends and lovers, cats, ex-husbands, my parents, Maine, my neighbors and friends. By far, most of my poems are about my kids. ... domestic poetry is about private matters (no public odes to heroes or tragic epics) and relationships in a family.")
    • found: A companion to Victorian poetry, 2002, via Blackwell reference online, viewed June 18, 2018(Domestic poetry lost currency in the last century as a genre for scholarly analysis, but the Victorians recognized it as a kind of poetry both popular among readers and esteemed by critics. The domestic ideology that dominated Victorian culture - the set of beliefs that located moral value and psychological health in the home, that sanctified the Victorian hearth as a domestic altar and the woman as an "angel in the house", and that praised the "domestic affections" as the source of the nation's strength - emerged in the work of early Victorian poets, male and female alike, in descriptive scenes of home, narratives of family life, and verses on the domestic affections.)
    • found: Modern language studies, autumn 1977, via JSTOR, viewed June 18, 2018:p. 11 (Sylvia Plath's domestic poetry) p. 23 (her domestic poems)
  • General Notes

    • Poetry that features home and family life.
  • Change Notes

    • 2018-06-18: new
    • 2018-09-11: revised
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