Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning / Edition 2

Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning / Edition 2

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Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning / Edition 2

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819560261
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 12/01/1984
Series: Wesleyan Paperback Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 521,709
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Howard Nemerov
Preface to first edition
Preface to second edition
Definition and Examples
The Effects of Poetry
Meaning and Myth
Language and Poetry
The Poet
The Making of Meaning (I)
The Making of Meaning (II)
Verse and Prose
Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
Appendix IV

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