Poetic experience and cultural knowledge in P. K. Page's "Brazilian Fazenda"

Sigrid RENAUX
2015 Revista Texto Poético  
Starting from Northrop Frye's statement that "itis not a nation but an environment that makes an impact onpoets, and poetry can deal only with the imaginative aspectof that environment", this paper2 investigates the impactthat the specific environment of a Brazilian farm has made on P.K.Page, as revealed in her poem "Brazilian Fazenda".In the description of her surroundings from an unusualperspective, she not only highlights the imagistic precisionof her visual perception but simultaneously
more » ... simultaneously foregrounds herpoetic sensibility, as she transforms the referential aspectsof the fazenda into an intense poetic and cultural experience.
doi:10.25094/rtp.2014n17a227 fatcat:6qgwak2gurgftcp3k2mch76zbq