Marianne Moore’s Bryn Mawr Poetry


Mooring Gaps: Marianne Moore’s Bryn Mawr Poetry is a Bryn Mawr College senior English thesis in the form of a website. This essay explores three of  Marianne Moore’s Bryn Mawr poems: “To My Cupbearer,” “Councell to A Bachelor,” and “To Come After a Sonnet.” As an English major, I have learned to question the presentation and forms of literature. Accordingly, this essay combines close textual analysis of the poems with an interrogation of the possibilities of a website as a critical form. My interpretation of Marianne Moore’s work features three different analytic structures (one for each poem) to suggest that new media allow for multi-presentational critiques as well as multi-vocality.

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