Date of Award

9-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Supervisor

B.N.Rosenblood

Language

English

Abstract

This study is an analysis of the complex presentation of the city motif, with its vast range of cultural" and psychological connotations, in the poetry and prose of W.H.Auden (1907 - 1973), leading to the troubling question for the poet of his role in this environment, a subject which significantly pre-occupied him throughout his career. The thesis also follows the parallel development of Auden's poetic style from his "Poems" of 1930, through to the highly distinctive verse of his maturity, showing the relationship between altering form and altering content across that time.

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