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" What is poetry? — is so nearly the same question with, what is a poet? — that the answer to the one is involved in the solution of the other. "
Biographia literaria; or, Biographical sketches of my literary life and opinions - Page 451
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1848 - 804 pages
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Biographia Literaria, Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Aesthetics - 1907
...the same questio1j with, what is a poet ? that the answer to the one is involved in the solu- 5 tion of the other. For it is a distinction resulting from...soul of man into activity, with the subordination of its1 ! faculties to each other, according to their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone...
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English Prose (1137-1890)

John Matthews Manly - English prose literature - 1909 - 544 pages
...preceding disquisition on the fancy and imagination. What is poetry ? is so nearly the same question with, what is a poet? that the answer to the one is involved...poetic genius itself, which sustains and modifies the images,thoughts, and emotions of the poet's own mind. The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...aims at, whether colloquial or written. . . . What is poetry? is so nearly the same question with, ds observe these little singularities as foils that...presumes to stir till Sir Roger is gone out of the [340 ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity, with the subordination of its faculties...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...in the soluion of the other. For it is a distinction esulting from the poetic genius itself, rhich sustains and modifies the images, thoughts, and emotions of the poet's own mind. The poet, described in [340 ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity, with the subordination of its faculties...
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Readings in English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English Prose Literature - 1917 - 695 pages
...preceding disquisition on the fancy and imagination. What is poetry? is so nearly the same question with, What is a poet? that the . answer to the one is involved in the solution of the other. For jit is a distinction resulting from the poetic genius itself, which '. sustains and modifies the images,...
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Principles of Literary Criticism

Ivor Armstrong Richards - Criticism - 1924 - 299 pages
...running lead, Which slipped through cracks and zigzags of the head. Opposed to him is the poet who "described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity. . . ." His is "a more than usual state of emotion, with more than usual order ; judgment ever awake,...
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Meyer Howard Abrams - Social Science - 1971 - 406 pages
...composition. In this 'strictest use of the word' — What is poetry? is so nearly the same question with, what is a poet? that the answer to the one is involved...distinction resulting from the poetic genius itself. . . The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity. . . He diffuses...
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Movements in English Literature

Gillie - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 207 pages
...whole consciousness of the reader, expanding Coleridge's dictum in Biographia Literaria (1817) that 'the poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity'. Richards's challenge to the culture of his time was positive, moreover, because he revealed a new cultural...
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The Interpretation of Otherness: Literature, Religion, and the American ...

Giles Gunn - Religion - 1979 - 264 pages
...expressive theories of art when he remarked that "what is poetry? is so nearly the same question with, what is a poet? that the answer to the one is involved in the solution of the other."12 Coleridge defined the poet in his ideal perfection as the creature who "brings the whole...
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The Romantic Age in Prose: An Anthology

Alan W. Bellringer, C. B. Jones - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 159 pages
...preceeding disquisition on the fancy and imagination. What is poetry? is so nearly the same question, with, what is a poet? that the answer to the one is involved...perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity, witli the subordination of its faculties to each other, according to their relative worth and dignity....
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