West Chester University
Honors Introduction to Literature
Class Project

Created by:
Sarah Clayton
Colleen Flynn
Virginia Meers

HTML by Dr. Fletcher

H.D.'s "Helen": A Poetry Hypertext

All Greece hates
the still eyes in the white face,
the lustre as of olives
where she stands,
and the white hands.

All Greece reviles
the wan face when she smiles,
hating it deeper still
when it grows wan and white,
remembering past enchantments
and past ills.

Greece sees unmoved,
God's daughter, born of love,
the beauty of cool feet
and slenderest of knees,
could indeed love the maid,
if only she were laid,
white ash amid funeral cypresses.


Some Historical Background

Colleen's Interpretation

Virginia's Interpretation

Sarah's Interpretation


External links

Work Cited:
Doolittle, Hilda.  "Helen." Literature: The Evolving Canon.  Ed. Sven P. Birkerts.  Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1996.  851.