A college poetics
Represents a new concept in the poetry textbook) more searching than the usual technical, thematic or chronological approach. At a level very useful to the college student it presents poetry as an art, that is, as a unique structure of knowledge.
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Preliminary Considerations Chapter 1 Making A Start
Some l ntu itive Analogies of Poetry
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A.E. Housman abstract achieved action actually aesthetic distance attitude beauty called CHAPTER characteristic Cleanth Brooks Coleridge Collected Poems Complete Poems concrete context creative critical discussion dramatic element embodies emotion especially experience expression G.K. Chesterton genuine Gerard Manley Hopkins heart hence Hopkins human imagery imagination imitation important insight interest involved John Keats kind knowledge language lbid live ln fact London Maritain meaning metaphor metonymy mind mystery myth nature notion object Oxford University Press paradox pattern philosophic play poem's poet poet's poetic intuition poetry precisely present reality response reveals rhetorical rhythm rich rime Robert Frost sense sensuous Shakespeare sound sound symbols speak stanza statement stress structure symbol T.S. Eliot tend theme Theodore Spencer things tradition transformation truth ultimate unique unity vital voice W.B. Yeats W.H. Auden W.K. Wimsatt Wheelwright William Wordsworth words Yeats York