The article analyzes the poem "The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith. It explores the poem's theme, as the author suggests that Goldsmith presents a nostalgic idealization of rural England that is doomed by the destructive aspects of wealth. Particular attention is also given to the structure and antithetical sections, which the author argues creates a diverse poetic form and diction to create stylistic effects.
Structural antitheses in Goldsmith's The deserted villagePapers on Language & Literature: A Journal for Scholars and Critics of Language and Literature
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Citation InformationCai, Z.-Q. (1986). Structural antitheses in Goldsmith's The deserted village. Papers on Language & Literature: A Journal for Scholars and Critics of Language and Literature, 22(3), 326-330.