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The Nature and Function of Poetry

نویسنده:

علمی-پژوهشی/ISC (10 صفحه - از 1 تا 10)

کلیدواژه ها :

Poetry ،rhythmic discourse ،metaphor ،moral function ،expressive function ،nonrepresentational function

کلید واژه های ماشینی : Poetry، The Nature Function Poetry، شعر، Therefore، Metaphor، Like، The Norton Anthology English Literature، Aristotle، Her، English Language Literature

Poetry speaks to us with a specific language the immediate object of which is neither narration nor performance; it is a different language made to express our thoughts and emotions as the word ''''poetry'''' itself implies creating insight. Poetry is equipped with vehicles that disrupt our familiarized perception of reality in order to visualize the most nontransferable emotions. The object of this paper is to uncover these elemental aspects of poetry and later discuss three different functions/voices observable in its history: moral/social, expressive and nonrepresentational. These three phases of poetry mark the challenging nature of poetry as received both by writers and readers.

خلاصه ماشینی:

"Abstract Poetry speaks to us with a specific language the immediate object of which is neither narration nor performance; it is a different language made to express our thoughts and emotions as the word ''''poetry'''' itself implies creating insight. The object of this paper is to uncover these elemental aspects of poetry and later discuss three different functions/voices observable in its history: moral/social, expressive and nonrepresentational. Such a task obviously will challenge other genres such as novel and drama as it enables me to analyze distinct features of poetry such as language, metaphor, imagery and structure. That is what Shelley meant, in A Defence of Poetry, when he claimed that ‘in the youth of the world’ all discourse in a sense was poetry: Their (primitive men’s) language is vitally metaphorical; that is, it marks the before unapprehended relations of things and perpetuates their apprehension, until the words which represent them, become through time, signs for portions or classes of thoughts instead of pictures of integral thoughts; and then if no new poets should arise to create afresh the associations which have been thus disorganised, language will be dead to all the nobler purposes of human intercourse. It enables the poet to break our constructed apprehension of reality in order to offer us a new way of seeing as in the case of Renaissance poetry where metaphor is neither sensual nor artificial. During the history of English literature, poetry held different functions due to the fact that poets maintained different opinions in order to justify their poetry to the readers/society."

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