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Re-sounding Radicalism: Echo in William Blake and the Chartist Poets Ernest Jones and Gerald Massey

  title={Re-sounding Radicalism: Echo in William Blake and the Chartist Poets Ernest Jones and Gerald Massey},
  author={Nichola Lee Mccawley},
This thesis argues that William Blake?s poetry creates meaning through internal poetic echoes, and that these Blakean echoes re-sound in Ernest Jones and Gerald Massey?s Poetry. There is no demonstrable link between Blake and Chartism; this raises the question of how to account for poetic echoes that occur in the absence of a direct link. The thesis uses two complementary methodological strategies. The significance of the Blakean echoes in Jones and Massey?s work will be demonstrated through… Expand
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