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Graham Martin, Reader in Literature at the Open University, considers the kind of information which is relevant to the interpretation of a poem. He assesses the possible value of general informatio...n, biographical information about the author, the historical context, and early drafts of the poem, in relation to W.B. Yeats poem 'The Second Coming'. 'The Second Coming' is read by Denys Hawthorne.
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Module code and title: A306, Twentieth century poetry
Item code: A306; 10; 1978
First transmission date: 24-06-1978
Published: 1978
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Duration: 00:23:38
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Producer: Paul Kafno
Contributors: Denys Hawthorne; Graham Martin
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Language; Second Coming
Subject terms: Poetry; Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
Master spool number: 6HT/72852
Production number: 00525_3329
Videofinder number: 723
Available to public: no