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Poetic Diction : a Study in Meaning (2ND 73 Edition)

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Poetic Diction, first published in 1928, begins by asking why we call a given grouping of words poetry and why these arouse aesthetic imagination and produce pleasure in a receptive reader. Returning always to this personal experience of poetry, Owen Barfield at the same time seeks objective standards of criticism and a theory of poetic diction in broader philosophical considerations on the relation of world and thought. His profound musings explore concerns fundamental to the understanding and appreciation of poetry, including the nature of metaphor, poetic effect, the difference between verse and prose, and the essence of meaning.

CONTRIBUTOR: Howard Nemerov.

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'Poetic Diction' it has been valued not only as a secret book, but nearly as a sacred one; with a certain sense that its teaching was quite properly esoteric, not as the possession of few snobs but as something that would easily fail of being understood by even the most learned of those jugheads whose mouths continually pour forth but whose ears will serve only for carrying purposes.

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Barfield discusses poetry's meaning in terms of both his personal experience and objective standards of criticism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819560261
Designed:
Nemerov, Howard
Author:
Nemerov, Howard
Author:
Barfield, Owen
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Location:
Middletown, Conn. :
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Style, literary
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Wesleyan Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 112
Publication Date:
19841231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
7.94x5.03x.66 in. .60 lbs.

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