By Tom Jones
The 1st examine of poetic language from a ancient and philosophical perspectiveIn a sequence of 12 chapters, exemplary poems - by way of Walter Ralegh, John Milton,William Cowper, William Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, Frank O'Hara, Robert Creeley, W. S. Graham, Tom Raworth, Denise Riley and Thomas A. Clark - are learn along theoretical discussions of poetic language. The discussions supply a jargon-free account of a variety of ancient and modern faculties of thought of poetic language, and an organised, coherent critique of these colleges (including analytical philosophy, cognitive poetics, structuralism and post-structuralism). through shut readings of poems from 1600 to the current readers are taken via a variety of types together with modernist, experimental and leading edge poetries. Paired chapters inside a chronological constitution permit teachers and scholars to technique the cloth in a number of methods (by person chapters, paired historic classes) which are applicable to diverse classes.
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Extra info for Poetic Language: Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present
The Iliad of Homer translated by Alexander Pope, pp. 646–7. The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, trans. William Cowper, 4 vols (London: J. Johnson, 3rd edn, 1809), I, xxiii, xxx–xxxi. John Dryden, Essays, ed. W. P. Ker, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1900 ), II, 236. Adam Smith, Essays on Philosophical Subjects with Dugald Stewart’s Account of Adam Smith, ed. W. P. D. Wightman, J. C. Bryce and I. S. Ross (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1982), p. 315. Adam Ferguson, An Essay on the History of Civil Society, ed.
There is a tradition in twentieth-century criticism of identifying diction with the entirety of poetic art. See, for example, Owen Barfield, Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning, foreword by Howard Nemerov, afterword by the author (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1973; first publ. London: Faber and Gwyer, 1928), p. 41, and Emerson R. indd 41 24/05/2012 08:06 42 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. poe tic lan g u a g e Poetic Diction Theory Since the Renaissance (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998), p.
17 The memorability of poetry here is both curse and blessing, dignifying poetry through its diction, yet thereby removing it from the language of ordinary life and instruction. Seeing poetic diction in relation to the division of labour and certain ways of understanding social development puts the politics of poetic selection into sharper focus. Making claim to or refusing the vocabulary of certain forms of life, certain classes and castes, is implicitly political, an assertion of the value of particular registers and their public relevance.