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" The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity, with the subordination of its faculties to each other, according to their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity that blends, and (as it were)... "
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Verstand und Einbildungskraft in der englischen Romantik: S.T. Coleridge als ...

Hans Werner Breunig - English literature - 2002 - 328 pages
...Leistungen, die die .secondary imagination' vollbringt, beschrieben: "He [the poet] diffuses a tone, and a spirit of unity, that blends, and (as it were) fuses,...each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which we have exclusively appropriated the name of imagination." 204 Die sekundäre Einbildungskraft...
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The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge

Lucy Newlyn, Professor of English Lucy Newlyn - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 268 pages
...is compatible with a distinct gratification from each component part.' 'The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...other, according to their relative worth and dignity.' The poet diffuses a 'spirit of unity' by the power of imagination and balances or reconciles 'opposite...
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Coleridge's Notebooks: A Selection

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Literary Collections - 2002 - 264 pages
...in concert together (in great literary works) becomes a central point: 'The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...other, according to their relative worth and dignity' (BL ii. 15-16); and see 497. Locke and Hume appear as prominent representatives of the native empiricist...
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Scientist of the Strange: The Poetry of Peter Redgrove

Paul Bentley - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 180 pages
...larger sense of process or continuum, one which recalls Coleridge's characterization of the poet's "tone and spirit of unity that blends and (as it were)...each into each by that synthetic and magical power to which I would exclusively appropriate the name of imagination."65 Objects in Raine tend to remain...
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The Kabbalah of the Soul: The Transformative Psychology and Practices of ...

Leonora Leet - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2003 - 384 pages
...definition of the imagination is still that given by Coleridge in his discussion of the ideal poet: He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity, that blends,...each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which we have exclusively appropriated the name of imagination. This power, first put in action...
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The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth

Professor of English Stephen Gill, Stephen J. Gill, Stephen Gill, Stephen Charles Gill, Gill Stephen - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 295 pages
...act of perception, but self-consciously manifest in poetry, where it reveals itself as the power that 'diffuses a tone, and spirit of unity, that blends, and (as it were) fuses, each into each' (BL ii 16). The overriding sense of unity is still the same, but now it is subjectively achieved, its...
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Ein endloser Knoten?: Robert Musils Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless im ...

Roland Kroemer - 2004 - 223 pages
...than preach a separate and all-sufficient agenda of beauty, Coleridge instead affirms that the poet "brings the whole soul of man into activity, with...to their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a ... spirit of unity that blends and . . . fuses, each into each, by that synthetic . . . power ......
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The Ground of Our Beseeching: Metaphor and the Poetics of Meditation

Peter Sharpe - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 391 pages
..."amassing harmony" of its "difference." Or, as Coleridge had it, the imaginative power of metaphor which "diffuses a tone and spirit of unity that blends and (as it were) fuses, each to each . . . reveals itself in the balance or reconciliation of opposite or discordant qualities:...
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The Universal Kabbalah

Leonora Leet - Religion - 2004 - 494 pages
...definition of the imagination is still that given by Coleridge in his discussion of the ideal poet: He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity, that blends, and (as it were)/«*«, each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which we have exclusively appropriated the...
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Friedrich Nietzsche and Weimar Classicism (Studies in German Literature ...

Paul Bishop, Roger H. Stephenson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 281 pages
...close to identifying the Weimar program with the traditional topos of the poet's office in general — "he diffuses a tone and spirit of unity, that blends and (as it were)/kr«each to each," as Coleridge has it — 22 the German debate since the late sixties has been...
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