Theories of Poetry - Shelley

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/4/11 British Romanticism Theories of Poetry: A Study of Manifestos
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2/4/11 Manifesto: document that defends a major shift in thinking (philosophical defense of new thought and writing) Themes that Unify Romantic Manifestos 1) Centrality of Imagination 2) Role of the Poet Prophet 3) Redemptive Power of Poetry
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2/4/11 P e r c y B y “A Defense of Poetry” [838]
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2/4/11 “A Defense of Poetry” According to one mode of regarding those two classes of mental action which are called Reason and Imagination, the former may be considered as mind contemplating the relations borne by one thought to another, however produced; and the latter as mind, acting upon those thoughts so as to colour them with its own light, and composing from them as from elements, other thoughts, each containing within itself the principle of its own integrity . Poetry, in a general sense, may be defined to be the expression of the imagination ”: and poetry is
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2/4/11 “A Defense of Poetry” Poets, according to the circumstances of the
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course ENGL 268 taught by Professor Dr.samanthaharvey during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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