Dylan Thomas and The “Biblical Rhythm”

  title={Dylan Thomas and The “Biblical Rhythm”},
  author={William T. Moynihan},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  pages={631 - 647}
  • W. Moynihan
  • Published 1 December 1964
  • Art
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
Despite its appearance as a miscellaneous collection of lyrics, Dylan Thomas' poetry is a closely unified body of work. Poetic unity customarily reveals itself in cohesive imagery (what Kenneth Burke calls “symbolic equations”), and in the repetition and development of related themes. Thomas' Collected Poems possesses such imagistic and thematic coherence, and these images and themes, furthermore, have as their subsuming source the Bible. 
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