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Metaphor and memory : cognitive poetics and the legacy of Al Purdy
The work of Canadian poet Al Purdy has often been dismissed because of its informal nature, while others see Purdy's down-to-earth poetics as part of what draws readers to his writing. I use a cognitive poetic analysis of one of Purdy's most anthologized poems, "Transient," to contend that the late poet's body of work merits and can withstand close investigation despite its colloquiality. I then extend cognitive poetic analysis of "Transient" onto poems and songs written in tribute to Purdydoi:10.14288/1.0394064 fatcat:saahzxopmjfm5kivteivy3732i