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PART II Landon, Hemans, and Dying Women
CHAPTER 3
The Female Other in Letitia Landon’s“A History of the Lyre”
It is an extended dramatic monologue
About female poet and her fate
About a woman called Eulalia
Poem based in Rome
Confronted with criticism by English gentleman
Views on artistic talent and fame
Frozen, nameless, in a portrait of his possessions
Poem = two tired structure
Poem, spoken by English genetelan the first spealer
Auditot who listens to monologue
Gentleman recalls his stay in Rome with improvistarice named Eulalia
Remembers and reproduces what she said in presence of silent auditor
E = considered second speaker in the poem
Exposes the gender binaries/dynamics between the man as the self and the woman as the
other
Sympathy, Irony, and Genderin the Dramatic Monologue
Dramatic monlogues profuce the tension in the reader’s mind – the reader feels sympathy
Able to form a moral judgement
R. Browining My Last Duchess cruel speaker gains sympathy, suspending judgement of
the man’s behaviour towards deceased wife (Langbuam)
Cynthia Scheinberg feminist language reveals how a woman can be oppressed through
male language, or male narrative mysogonistic language
Look into post-structualist/post-colonialist
Emotional and moral response
Confinement, silenced woman, imprisoned
Dorothy Mermin female poets tend to sympathise with their speakers than male poets
Ideological discourse
A history of the Lyre
intrigued by her, in his home country, wold not encounter a woman like her despite taking
pride in his own country
Chosen his bride, an idealised English woman
Regards the woman as alien despite being talented
Paradoxical attitude sense of otherness
Compares her to a roman statue
Statue represents decline, decay, death
Remains of a well established family, properity = emptiness of human gloryb
Forsees/foreshadows her decline
E destined to die soon, so will her fame
Genetleman feels cold gratification rather than sympathy/pity

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PART II Landon, Hemans, and Dying Women CHAPTER 3 The Female Other in Letitia Landon’s“A History of the Lyre” • • • • • • • • • • • • • • It is an extended dramatic monologue About female poet and her fate About a woman called Eulalia Poem based in Rome Confronted with criticism by English gentleman Views on artistic talent and fame Frozen, nameless, in a portrait of his possessions Poem = two tired structure Poem, spoken by English genetelan – the first spealer Auditot who listens to monologue Gentleman recalls his stay in Rome with improvistarice named Eu ...
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