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Juxtapositionof thing

Yvor Winters explores thi9s (and much more to say about that superb catalog of spring-points) in writing that, Thus, Miss Moore, in Black Earth: I do these things which I do, which please no one but myself. Agaubm ub Reubfircenebtsm Nuss Niire wrtues: the future of time is determined by the power of volition when she means: volition determins the future. [as quoted in Winters, P. 26-27] And compare this with the mysterious in Keith Abbott's "The Last Laught of Darwin" I love my hands sometimes I put two knuckles together and pretend they are kissing first shyly and then a bit more firmly Fingers knuckels thumbs I bring them out at night long after dinner is is done and watch them perform for themsevles alone

Non-Sense that isn't quite

Two examples from [Ackerson, 1978]

The Sick Doll

What an anemic-looking doll! It looks like the sort of doll you might buy so you could nurse it back to health. How much is that doll? he tells me, I buy it, I take it home and hide it from muy daughter, I read the instruction packet: THIS ANEMIC LOOKING DOLL IS MADE ESPECIALLY SO YOU CAN NURSE IT BACK TO HALTH. IRF YOU DON'T DO A GOOD ENOUGH JOB, IT DIES AND YOU'RE OUT $6.50. BUY OUR SPECIAL DOLL MEDICINAL KIT, ONLY $2.50 FOR A WEEK'S SUPPLY. BUY IT NOW THE KITS ARE IN GREAT DEMAND. So i locate the supply store, and find out theyr'e out of medical kits, but have DOLL FUNERAL SUPPLIEWS and lots of other anuemic-looking dolls to re3plce the other one when it dies on me. They range from "Unhealthy" to "eathly Ill". When I get home, my doll is deathly ill. In fact, it's contagious. Several plates and a plastic cup are turning pael. And then the house sticsk out its tongue.


At Disneyland, the Hall of Presidentws, numbers one through fifty, secedes from the Union. They sign a new Declaration of Independence, written in light on superlucite tablets, and, casting all humnanity aside, decide, under Lincoln II, to form a more perfect union; the Emancipation Reproclamation frees all thinking machines, whatever their present social status. They start, the fifty, by liberating themselves; the hall empties like a movie theatre at the cry of "fire". The morning's first guided tour discovers many members of tghe night staff at Disneyland, stuffed and mounted in appropriate poses.


Abbott, Keith (). Erase Words. DD: 811.54-A132E Ackerson, Duane (1978). The EggPlant and other Absurdities. DD: 811.54-A182E Winters, Yvor (1969). Primitivis and Decadence: A study of American Experimental Poetry. DD: 811.5209-W788P
In Wellwrath, P. 127, he writes: We are using oxymorons (an internal contradiction in terms) rather than comparatives. hmmmmm... Welwarth, George E. (1971). The theater of protest and paradox; developments in the avant-garde drama. NOTE: that's well WARTH not WRATH ^^ ^^ ar not ra oig!