Hearing the Inner Voices of Asian English Poets

Lian-Hee Wee, Yang Liu OJS


Poetry is often, even if not always, thought of
as a work to be read audibly. Literary analyses of each
poem and biographical information of the poet aim at
providing deeper understanding, but few students of
literature actually attend seriously to the poet’s
phonology. By first providing an analysis of the tonality
Hong Kong English with side view glances to Singapore,
this paper provides arguments for how much more
exciting poetry can be not just for new Englishes, but for
all languages in today’s world where so many languages
and cultures are in contact.


phonology, poetry, English, Hong Kong, 1. An Inspiration from History

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