“In a Major Key“


“In a Major Key“
   Essay (1,050 words); probably written in the summer of 1915. First published in the Conservative (July 1915); rpt. MW
   A response to Charles D.Isaacson’s In a Minor Keythat seeks to refute Isaacson’s claims that Walt Whitman is a great American thinker and poet, that race prejudice is an unmitigated evil, and that pacifism is a morally upright stance to take in the face of the European war. The essay contains an untitled poem (18 lines), which in a letter HPL titled “Fragment on Whitman” ( SL1.57), condemning the sexual elements in Whitman’s poetry.

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  • Major key — Major Ma jor, [L. major, compar. of magnus great: cf. F. majeur. Cf. {Master}, {Mayor}, {Magnitude}, {More}, a.] 1. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major part of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Major Key —   [dt. Hauptschlüssel], Schlüssel …   Universal-Lexikon

  • major key — noun a key whose harmony is based on the major scale • Syn: ↑major mode • Hypernyms: ↑key, ↑tonality * * * noun : a musical key or tonality in the major mode * * * Music. a key whose essential harmony is based on the major scale. Also called… …   Useful english dictionary

  • major key — pirminis raktas statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis ↑Raktas (↑įrašo ↑laukas (2)), vienareikšmiškai identifikuojantis įrašą ↑sąryšinės duomenų bazės lentelėje. Tai gali būti stulpelis (arba keli stulpeliai) duomenų bazės lentelėje. Pavyzdžiui …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • major key — Music. a key whose essential harmony is based on the major scale. Also called major mode. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • major key — noun A musical key based upon a major scale. See Also: minor key …   Wiktionary

  • major key — musical key that is based on a major scale …   English contemporary dictionary

  • major key — /ˈmeɪdʒə ki/ (say mayjuh kee) noun a key based on a major scale …   Australian English dictionary

  • Major Minor — may refer to: Music Major and minor, the adjectives used to describe the tonality of a scale, key, or chord Major minor tonality, a system of music in which specific hierarchical pitch relationships are based on a key center or tonic Major/minor… …   Wikipedia

  • Major — Ma jor, [L. major, compar. of magnus great: cf. F. majeur. Cf. {Master}, {Mayor}, {Magnitude}, {More}, a.] 1. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major part of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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