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William Empson

Sir William Empson (Chinese: 燕卜荪, 27 September 1906 – 15 April 1984) was an English literary critic and poet, widely influential for his practice of closely reading literary works, fundamental to New Criticism. His best-known work is his first, Seven Types of Ambiguity, published in 1930.

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    What could not possible be there,
    And learn a style from a despair.
    —William Empson (1906–1984)

    Things are seldom what they seem,
    Skim milk masquerades as cream.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)