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Wilbur's Poetry: Music in a Scattering Time

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Established facts, as opposed to the AAT/H's many "false facts", do not change. All theories of tragedy as morally explicable sooner or later run into the question: is an innocent sufferer in tragedy (i.e., poetically innocent), Iphigeneia, Cordelia, Socrates in Plato's Apology, Christ in the Passion, not a tragic figure? Othello is the modern example, Oedipus in the ancient, are the two most conspicuous examples of ruin wrought by characters, noble, indeed, but not without defects, acting in the dark and, as it seemed, for the best.” Hamartia is Modern plays: Hamartia is practically removed from the hero and he becomes a victim of circumstance – a mere puppet.
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The Dance of Consciousness: Enlightenment in Modern

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Students can choose to focus on one of the pathways or explore them on the basis of their interests. Nothing he has written as yet can prevent his co-option back into the academy. Sebeck), Cambridge, 1960, p.356 "the machinations of ambiguity are among the very roots of poetry", William Empson, "Seven Types of Ambiguity", Penguin, 1961, p.21 the "meaning of poetry is its 'tension', the full organised body of all the extension and intension that we can find in it", Tate, quoted in "Sense and Sensibility in Modern Poetry", O'Connor, Univ of Chicago Press, 1948, p.143 "What is common to all modern poetry is the assertion or the assumption (most often the latter) that syntax in poetry is wholly different from syntax as understood by logicians and grammarians", Donald Davie, "Articulate Energy", 1955 "Two opposing forces inhabit the poem: one of elevation or up-rooting, which pulls the word from the language: the other of gravity, which makes it return.
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On Modern British Fiction

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It comprises, in Bakhtin's phrase, "a plurality of independent and unmerged voices and consciousnesses, a genuine polyphony of fully valid voices" (Henderson and Brown - Glossary of Literary Theory). Robbins, Alexandra. “The Fairy-Tale Facade: Cinderella’s Anti-grotesque Dream.” Journal of Popular Culture: Comparative Studies of the World’s Civilizations, 32.3 (1998): 101-115. [After summarizing Perrault and Grimm, Robbins draws on premises of 1970’s feminist theory to consider fairytale, and Cinderella in particular, as an anti-grotesque genre that looks more to wish-fulfillment than the way things are.
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A Bookish Bent: Essays About Reading, Writing, and George W.

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Dyson and MacKenzie associate the term "literary criticism" with that "higher criticism" which has the task of determining the "origin and mode of composition" of a text, an activity which, "with its refined scientific methods, is chiefly a 19th century development," regarding which "the first name to be mentioned of a critic in the modern sense of the word is that of the French Catholic priest Richard Simon (1638-1712), justly called `the father of biblical criticism.'" They note that "He saw and formulated the major problems that have occupied criticism since his day, and boldly applied scientific methods for their solution."
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DECLINE OF DISCOURSE CL

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Pope is scornful of the "bookful block- head." We can say, "a Tartuffe," but we could never say, "a Lear." Today, however, we seem to measure value only in terms of time and money. Essays on Canadian Writing 56 (Fall 1995): 20-36. Brydon, Diana. "The Myths That Write Us: Decolonising the Mind." London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978. Davenant begins his letter by praising the ancient epic poets. The Renaissance critics could not answer so glibly.
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Persian Literature, Comprising the Shah Nameh, the Rubaiyat,

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He considers the attempt to access the author's intention as naive; for how would one ever access an intention as it does not exist in any objective or uninterpreted realm that can be mediated to our consciousness without itself being interpreted? Of the Russian Formalist critics, Roman Jakobson and Viktor Shklovsky are probably the most well known. Then search the internet, post, and cite (with active link) for two different genre labels/quotes for each title.
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Materials for a Study on Twelfth Century Scholasticism

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Most of this analysis, and even the approach itself, is indebted directly or indirectly to Peter Berger's seminal work, The Homeless Mind. He created this term 'deconstruction' to describe what he thought should be the primary endeavor of literary theorists. In some forms of ironic fiction, such as the later works of Henry James, the ghost begins to come back as a fragment of a disintegrating personality. Narrative's Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson. 1996.
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The Alarming, Charming Video Art of Cecelia Condit: A

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Snake-dreams usually occur when the conscious mind is deviating from its instinctual basis. So if we want to begin with general ideas on literature, we must begin with Plato. By justifying himself as a victim of God, Job tries to make himself into a tragic Promethean figure, but he does not succeed. Future Perfect: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century. In Great Britain, feminist literary criticism has been tied to the socialist movement; in France to avant-garde theorizing.
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Life With a Star (Jewish Lives)

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This appeals to the kind of relief we are expected to feel when we see Jonson's Volpone condemned to the galleys, Shylock stripped of his wealth, or Tartuffe taken off to prison. He demands of an epic poet to begin "In medea res” (in the middle of the action) as the audience is only concerned about the major events in the main character’s life rather than his entire life history. Elements or general shapes (architectural structural system) within the composition, including building of post-lintel construction or painting with several figures lined up in a row; identification of objects e.
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Lyrics of sunshine and shadow

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In the classical drama of India, we are told, the tragic ending was regarded as bad taste, much as the manipulated endings of comedy are regarded as bad taste by novelists interested in ironic realism. The Fate of Art: Aesthetic Alienation from Kant to Derrida and Adorno. These texts are discovered through the deviations common to a group of manuscripts. For Rawls, even if an inequality does not harm the least well off, it is unjust if it leaves them no better off than before.
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