The English Poetic Mind

After an opening chapter that examines the nature of poetry itself and analyzes its effect upon the reader, the author, in The English Poetic Mind, moves on to his main purpose, which is to try to reveal the source of the drive to creation ...

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556355554

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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After an opening chapter that examines the nature of poetry itself and analyzes its effect upon the reader, the author, in The English Poetic Mind, moves on to his main purpose, which is to try to reveal the source of the drive to creation in three of the greatest English poets: William Shakespeare, John Milton, and William Wordsworth. In each he identifies a particular kind of crisis that is the origin of the poetic impulse. In the light of these discoveries he addresses the achievements of several lesser poets and concludes with a chapter that, in a more general way, tentatively offers a vision of the paths poetry might take in the future.

The English Poetic Mind

THERE is in English poetry only one long study of the poetic mind. That study is the Prelude or the Growth of a Poet's Mind. 'A Poet' to most readers means ...

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528767378

Category: Literary Criticism

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‘The English Poetic Mind’ (1932) is Williams’ discussion of the source of the poetic impulse, creativity and drive behind three prominent English poets: Shakespeare, Milton and Wordsworth. The text is reflective of Williams’ imaginative and critical approach to literature and his appreciation of poetry and verse. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British theologian, playwright, novelist and poet. As a member of the ‘Inklings’ literary group at Oxford, his work supported a strong sense of narrative. For Williams, spiritual exchanges were an undercurrent to life, and his Christian fantasy writing, such as 'Descent into Hell' (1937), earned him many followers. This classic work is now being republished in a new modern edition with a specially commissioned introductory biography.

Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind

Published only a year after The English Poetic Mind, Charles Williams's third book of literary criticism, Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind (1933), ...

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725220140

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind focuses upon the two intertwined themes of Reason and Beauty as they are expressed poetically in English literature. It begins with a chapter on the unique characteristics of poetic creation, "The Ostentation of Verse," and then unfolds in an alternating pattern, analyzing the distinctive appearances of these two concepts in writers as various as William Wordsworth (Reason), Christopher Marlowe (Beauty), Alexander Pope (Reason), John Keats (Beauty), and John Milton (Reason). In the climactic penultimate chapter, there is a meditation on William Shakespeare's depiction of what the author calls "the actual schism in Reason." There follows a brief coda that moves beyond the confines of poetry to a contemplation of the wider religious dimensions that the literary investigation has opened up.

Mind Over Matter 72 assorted poems in English by a Russian

Author: Leonid Sboyko

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785040401857

Category: Poetry

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If you prefer a brief or very brief reading to skim through all those topics that relate to every reflecting person, do tap into this remarkably concise and versatile poetry. The book offers six dozens of easy verses that focus on human relationships, time, urban solitude and love or lack thereof. Russia as the author’s native country is another lyrical subject matter touched upon. To top it off, enjoy witty puns, limericks and other fun rhymes at the end of this nice travel-companion volume.

Creativity and the Poetic Mind

A particular focus of the series are those books that compare poetic ... Languages of the poetry studied include , but are not limited to , English , French ...

Author: Jean Tobin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820469440

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Creativity and the Poetic Mind mingles the voices of well-known writers such as Nikki Giovanni, Donald Hall, John Koethe, Marge Piercy, and Robert Pinsky with newer voices, and includes engaging excerpts from interviews with thirty-eight American poets. Within a sustained argument about creative states of mind, this book innovatively presents and explores the technique of «going to the place» as more reliable in writing poetry than waiting for «inspiration». It explains why poets frequently believe that talking about their own poetry may damage their creativity and why, for centuries, inspiration has seemed to come from somewhere beyond the poet. In addition, it discusses the practicality of poets' thinking that «being creative» and «writing poetry» are two separate skills: inspiration is unreliable, but experienced poets create daily.

The Poet s Mind

The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830-1870 Gregory Tate ... the question of whether or not their minds are also transcendent souls precisely because they ...

Author: Gregory Tate

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199659418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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The Poet's Mind is a comprehensive study of the ways in which Victorian poets thought and wrote about the human mind. It argues that these poets used their writing both to express psychological processes of thought and feeling and to subject those processes to scrutiny and analysis.

The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry

The book argues that Anglo-Saxon poets were acutely conscious of mental functions and perceived the psychological basis not only of the cognitive world, but also of the emotions and of the spiritual life.

Author: Antonina Harbus

Publisher: Brill Rodopi

ISBN: UOM:39015056788733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Ideas about the human mind are culturally specific and over time vary in form and prominence. The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry presents the first extensive exploration of Anglo-Saxon beliefs about the mind and how these views informed Old English poetry. It identifies in this poetry a particular cultural focus on the mental world and formulates a multivalent model of the mind behind it, as the seat of emotions, the site of temptation, the container of knowledge, and a heroic weapon. The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry treats a wide range of Old English literary genres (in the context of their Latin sources and analogues where applicable) in order to discover how ideas about the mind shape the narrative, didactic, and linguistic design of poetic discourse. Particular attention is paid to the rich and slippery vernacular vocabulary for the mind which suggests a special interest in the subject in Old English poetry. The book argues that Anglo-Saxon poets were acutely conscious of mental functions and perceived the psychological basis not only of the cognitive world, but also of the emotions and of the spiritual life.

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English poems of King Henry . ( King , Henry . ) N . Y . , 1914 . English poetesses
. ( Robertson , E . S . ) London , 1883 . The English poetic mind . ( Williams , C ...

Author: Harvard University. Library

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015890689

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The Literary Mind

It is like listening to a speaker of English utter scores of syllables a minute: We ... To study mind, we must become comfortable with the fact that mind ...

Author: Mark Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839344

Category: Literary Criticism

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We usually consider literary thinking to be peripheral and dispensable, an activity for specialists: poets, prophets, lunatics, and babysitters. Certainly we do not think it is the basis of the mind. We think of stories and parables from Aesop's Fables or The Thousand and One Nights, for example, as exotic tales set in strange lands, with spectacular images, talking animals, and fantastic plots--wonderful entertainments, often insightful, but well removed from logic and science, and entirely foreign to the world of everyday thought. But Mark Turner argues that this common wisdom is wrong. The literary mind--the mind of stories and parables--is not peripheral but basic to thought. Story is the central principle of our experience and knowledge. Parable--the projection of story to give meaning to new encounters--is the indispensable tool of everyday reason. Literary thought makes everyday thought possible. This book makes the revolutionary claim that the basic issue for cognitive science is the nature of literary thinking. In The Literary Mind, Turner ranges from the tools of modern linguistics, to the recent work of neuroscientists such as Antonio Damasio and Gerald Edelman, to literary masterpieces by Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and Proust, as he explains how story and projection--and their powerful combination in parable--are fundamental to everyday thought. In simple and traditional English, he reveals how we use parable to understand space and time, to grasp what it means to be located in space and time, and to conceive of ourselves, other selves, other lives, and other viewpoints. He explains the role of parable in reasoning, in categorizing, and in solving problems. He develops a powerful model of conceptual construction and, in a far-reaching final chapter, extends it to a new conception of the origin of language that contradicts proposals by such thinkers as Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker. Turner argues that story, projection, and parable precede grammar, that language follows from these mental capacities as a consequence. Language, he concludes, is the child of the literary mind. Offering major revisions to our understanding of thought, conceptual activity, and the origin and nature of language, The Literary Mind presents a unified theory of central problems in cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. It gives new and unexpected answers to classic questions about knowledge, creativity, understanding, reason, and invention.

English Literature

10455 . 215 Hoyt , Arthur S . The spiritual message of modern English London ,
1912 . poetry . ... A new study of English poetry . study . . . poems and letters of
John Donne ( and others ) N . Y . , 1919 . ... Reason and beauty in the poetic
mind .

Author: Harvard University. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050719403

Category: American literature

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Mirror of Minds

This book aims to give some illustrations of the ways in which at various periods English poetry has reflected current views of the human mind, with special reference to such topics as its place in the cosmos, its relations with the body, ...

Author: Geoffrey Bullough

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3506061

Category: English poetry

Page: 271

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This book aims to give some illustrations of the ways in which at various periods English poetry has reflected current views of the human mind, with special reference to such topics as its place in the cosmos, its relations with the body, the connections between sense, passions, and reason, the problem of soul and its possible survival after death.

The Mind of a Poet

11 The Concept of Nature in Nin.eteenth-Century English Poetry, New York, 1936, p. 155. 18 See i. 551-8 n. Essay concerning Human Understanding, II. ii. 2.

Author: Raymond Dexter Havens

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421438337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 422

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Further, the sheer amount of verse, criticism, letters, and journals Wordsworth produced makes him an excellent choice for a study of this kind.

In a Poet s Mind

I'm staying focused and won't cross paths with you. I know who my father is. The Speak of Two Languages We all think of English.

Author: Sonya Flie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664131811

Category: Poetry

Page: 130

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You Don’t Know My Journey I’ve had choices in my life that I had to make, some that didn’t work in my favor, but I never considered them as bad ones, I just took them as a loss and moved on. While going through my journey, it moved slowly and I had to learn patience. I’ve always wanted to do something important, but I knew there were challenges and big steps for acceptance, I started to notice the mouths that would speak around me and had to read the lips that sour the taste of judging words. So I've learned how to block out the negativity. In order to make it work I made some adjustments. My journey started when I first went through something, continuing on was the beginning of my phase. I realized that we make life hard by worrying so much instead of focusing on how to sort a situation. I write my thoughts down when they are strong, not that I would forget, but because they will be useful later. Going through a journey is never an ending because a journey is a lifetime.

The Revival of English Poetic Drama

His peculiar mind - the dramatic type of the poetic mind - senses the angles and
corners of life and dramatises them . His purpose in dramatic poetry is very near
to the purpose of Wordsworth as set forth in his Preface to the Lyrical Ballads ...

Author: H. H. Anniah Gowda

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000368750

Category: English drama

Page: 366

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The Prelude Or Growth of a Poet s Mind

An Autobiographical Poem William Wordsworth. Here , fronts of houses , like a title - page , With letters huge inscribed from top to toe , Stationed above ...

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:400314165

Category:

Page: 374

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Cyclopaedia of English Poetry

Specimens Pf the British Poets: Biographical and Critical Notices, and an Essay
on English Poetry Thomas Campbell ... Aubrey's authority for the anecdote , and
his au- Such a mind , in the opening prime of its genius , thority is not very high , it
 ...

Author: Thomas Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B683707

Category: English poetry

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The Literary Mind of Medieval and Renaissance Spain

Fray Luis' idea of poetry as Godinspired is not “medieval” in any distinctive or privative sense; it still found acceptance by Robert Lowth in the English ...

Author: Otis H. Green

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813186207

Category: Literary Criticism

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The twelve essays in this fiorilegio of the work of Otis H. Green afford a representative view of the thought and scholarship of one of the world's foremost Hispanists. In each of them is developed some important facet of the intellectual milieu of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, reflecting Otis Green's life-long and wide-ranging quest for evidence that would broaden our understanding of those complex periods and correct the misapprehensions which have gathered about them. Included are important sections of his great work, Spain and the Western Tradition and essays from journals now difficult to obtain or out of print. This book provides a valuable introduction to Spanish thought and to the work of a scholar who has done much to elucidate it.

The Prelude

This volume contains the original 1805 text edited from manuscripts with a comprehensive introduction and notes. The Prelude, Wordsworth's great autobiographical poem is crucial to our understanding of his life and poetry.

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019281074X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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The Prelude, Wordsworth's great autobiographical poem, is crucial to our understanding of his life and poetry.This epic work covers the experiences of Wordsworth's boyhood and his poetic development; his debt to literature; the awakening of his passionate interest in man; his hopes and despair for the French Revolution; his life in London and in the country, the highs and lows of his career; hisrelationship with his sister Dorothy and his friendship with Coleridge. Through The Prelude Wordsworth was at last free to devote his life to its true vocation and to record his gratitude for the gift which brought him that freedom.Written between 1798 and 1805, it was first published posthumously in 1850 after intensive revision in Wordsworth's later years. This volume contains the original 1805 text edited from manuscripts with a comprehensive introduction and notes.