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English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing
Literature, Canadian (English).
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Go Down Singing is a collection of poetry that is by parts beatific, confessional, and rich in Catholicism, and the Judaism of the Old Testament. The poems is this work range from melodrama and hyperbole to the depressing and serious yet even the latter are not immune to flights of decadence, shock, exhibitionism, and fiction. The speaker in almost all of the poems is an "I" which in the dramatic lyrics and the narrative poems implies an intended listener. These poems invite the reader to discover the inconsistent temperament of the "I"....
Raffoul, Bernadette, "Go Down Singing (Original writing, Poetry)." (2000). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2237.