Jessica Sun : The Poetry of Oscar Wilde

“Methinks my life is a twice-written scroll”:

The poetry of Oscar Wilde

Introduction–“The poet is WILDE, but his poetry’s tame”
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I.  Wilde the Classicist

i.     “He was a Grecian lad…” A poetic pilgrimage
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ii.     “If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated”
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iii.   “The heterosexual Wilde of antiquity”      
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iv. “Nay, it is Narcissus, his own paramour. Those are the fond and crimson lips no woman can allure”
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II.  Wilde the Aesthete and Decadent

i.     “The visible personification of absolute perfection”
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ii.    Nature and artifice“A really well made buttonhole is the only link between Art and Nature”
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iii.   Stasis, metamorphosis and representation
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iv.   Morality, agnosticism and decay
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Note on the author
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