What is it about?
This essay explores images of exile, displacement, liminality, indeterminacy and elusiveness in the poetry of Robert Graves and discusses how Graves saw this condition as essential for inspiration. The essay concludes with a metrical analysis of the poem "Like Snow in a Dark Night," which demonstrates the importance of liminality, as at the end of the poem readers find themselves both in the center of the poem and at the edge.
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Why is it important?
The importance of the poem lies in how effectively it opens up the poems of Graves to deeper analysis.
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This page is a summary of: ‘Like snow in a dark night’: Exile and displacement in the poetics of Robert Graves, Book 2 0, September 2018, Intellect,
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