W. H. Auden Quote

There are some poets, Kipling for example, whose relation to language reminds one of a drill sergeant: the words are taught to wash behind their ears, stand properly at attention and execute complicated maneuvers, but at the cost of never being allowed to think for themselves.


The Dyer's Hand (1962)

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There are some poets, Kipling for example, whose relation to language reminds one of a drill sergeant: the words are taught to wash behind their...

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There are some poets, Kipling for example, whose relation to language reminds one of a drill sergeant: the words are taught to wash behind their...

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There are some poets, Kipling for example, whose relation to language reminds one of a drill sergeant: the words are taught to wash behind their...

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There are some poets, Kipling for example, whose relation to language reminds one of a drill sergeant: the words are taught to wash behind their...