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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780819560261
ISBN-10: 081956026X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 17mm)
Pages: 238
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 31-Mar-1978
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Owen Barfield

OWEN BARFIELD, whom C. S. Lewis called the wisest and best of my unofficial teachers, is a philosopher and author of many books, including Saving the Appearances, Unancestral Voice, The Rediscovery of Meaning and Other Essays, Owen Barnfield on C. S. Lewis, and History, Guilt, and Habit. Born in 1898, he lives in East Sussex, England."

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