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Unformatted text preview: Lecture Two: Shakespeare’s Sonnets and The Passionate Pilgrim Close reading = In literary criticism, close reading is careful subjection of a particular passage of literature to sustained analysis that plays close attention to individual words, syntax, and form. Pioneered by I. A. Richards and later by the New Critics in the mid- twentieth century. Such as John Crowe Ransom, The New Critics (1941) “Ut pictura poesis” Latin, literally "As is painting so is poetry." -- Horace, Ars Poetica (ca 20 BCE) “Poetry is a Speaking picture, painting a silent poetry.” -- Plutarch, De Gloria Atheniensium Sonnet 29 When in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, And look upon myself, and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd, Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope, With what I most enjoy contented least; Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, Haply I think on thee, and then my state (Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven's gate, For thy sweet love rememb'red such wealth brings, That then I scorn to change my state with kings. Alciato's Book of Emblems http://www.mun.ca/alciato/order.html “Poverty hinders the greatest...
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ENGLISH 350:322 taught by Professor Fulton during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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