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Severed Hair from Donne to Pope

Gray, Erik I.

The specific symbolic implications of hair (and of its cutting) change from
age to age; what remains is its ambivalent nature, hovering between vital
importance and senseless triviality. This essay discusses hair as symbol in works by Milton, Donne, Shakespeare, Nashe, and Pope.

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Essays in Criticism
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1093/eic/XLVII.3.220

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Academic Units
English and Comparative Literature
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Published Here
May 7, 2015