Warren; Audubon: A Vision; dialectic; nature; the tension of the world; 워렌; 오더본; 상반되는 요소들; 자연; 꿈; 상상력; Warren; Audubon: A Vision; dialectic; nature; the tension of the world
현대영미시연구, v.16, no.2, pp.111 - 131
Robert Penn Warren’s Audubon: Vision seems to declare that it is poet’s privilege to look at a subject from two opposite standpoints as if viewed from over a watershed. He believes that life can be fully comprehended only through full knowledge of the contraries. Consequently, the situational or emotional states in Warren’s poems are rarely overpowered by one sensation; instead, they present a mixture of contradictory forces. The heart of Audubon, the main character, “shook in the tension of the world.” The crucial episode in this poem is about an incident in the frontier which is an arena of constant battle between the forces of wilderness and dream, and the forces of civilization and reality. After all, Warren views the dialectics of existence as necessary components to the whole of life. Warren seems to argue that the poetic process is a kind of personal connection of very disparate elements under the fusing heat of the poem’s necessity, so that they create the illusion of belonging together and illuminate each other by providing an insight by association, from which joy and delight are ultimately derived.