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date: 05 April 2020

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A. E. Housman found difficulties in the world and in his own sexuality, and he also sought them as a poet. This article explores his relation to his period, the nineties, and to modernism by addressing some of the difficulties of the poems. It describes the particularity of the voices we hear in them and the meters Houman devised to achieve a wide range of very precise effects.

Keywords: A. E. Housman, poet, period, nineties, modernism, poems, voices, meters

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