Structural antitheses in Goldsmith's The deserted village
Papers on Language & Literature: A Journal for Scholars and Critics of Language and Literature
The article analyzes the poem "The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith. It explores the poem's theme, as the author suggests that Goldsmith presents a nostalgic idealization of rural England that is doomed by the destructive aspects of wealth. Particular attention is also given to the structure and antithetical sections, which the author argues creates a diverse poetic form and diction to create stylistic effects.
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Cai, Z.-Q. (1986). Structural antitheses in Goldsmith's The deserted village. Papers on Language & Literature: A Journal for Scholars and Critics of Language and Literature, 22(3), 326-330.