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" If the father of criticism has rightly denominated poetry, " an imitative art," these writers will, without great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets ; for they cannot be said to have imitated any thing: they neither copied nature nor life; neither... "
The European Magazine, and London Review - Página 48
1822
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The Challenge of Periodization: Old Paradigms and New Perspectives

Lawrence L. Besserman - 1996 - 244 páginas
...classical ideas of poetic procedures. He said that they "cannot be said to have imitated anything; they neither copied nature nor life, neither painted...represented the operations of intellect." Their thoughts were neither "natural" nor "just."26 Dr. Johnson found in the wit of the metapbysicals "a kind of discordia...
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Contextualized Stylistics: In Honour of Peter Verdonk

Tony Bex, Michael Burke, Peter Stockwell - 2000 - 278 páginas
...art", also thought that the shortcomings of the Metaphysicals pertained to both style and content: "they neither copied nature nor life; neither painted...matter, nor represented the operations of intellect. "2 What was Donne hearing, that his poetry should have appeared to "That Done's Anniversarie was profane...
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Contextualized Stylistics: In Honour of Peter Verdonk

Tony Bex, Michael Burke, Peter Stockwell - 2000 - 278 páginas
...art", also thought that the shortcomings of the Metaphysicals pertained to both style and content: "they neither copied nature nor life; neither painted...forms of matter, nor represented the operations of intellect."2 What was Donne hearing, that his poetry should have appeared to 1 "That Done's Anniversarie...
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Augustine and Literature

Robert Peter Kennedy, Kim Paffenroth, John Doody - 2006 - 414 páginas
...great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets, for they cannot be said to have imitated any thing; they neither copied nature nor life, neither painted...matter, nor represented the operations of intellect. . . . The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together; nature and art are ransacked for...
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Rhetoric and Wonder in English Travel Writing, 1560-1613

Jonathan P. A. Sell - 2006 - 215 páginas
...great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets; for they cannot be said to have imitated anything: they neither copied nature nor life; neither painted the forms of matter, not represented the operations of the mind' (8-9). Thus, the Metaphysicals are berated for not complying...
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A New Handbook of Literary Terms

David Mikics - 2008 - 368 páginas
...negative. Anxious to display their learning, he writes, "they neither copied nature nor life. . . . Their thoughts are often new, but seldom natural; they are not obvious, but neither are they just." For Johnson, the metaphysical poets' pursuit of the singular and the unusual proves deficient when...
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Alms for Oblivion

Edward Dahlberg - 1967 - 166 páginas
...deal upon the metaphysical poets, and Tate offers us another excerpt from the Lives: Johnson declares "they neither copied nature nor life; neither painted...matter nor represented the operations of intellect." If these perverse bards refused to imitate nature or life, and declined to recognize the existence...
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Geschichte der Literaturkritik: Das späte 18. Jahrhundert, das Zeitalter der ...

René Wellek - 1978 - 754 páginas
...man in IA Richards Philosophy of Rhetoric (New York, 1936), S. 120 — 3. 103. Lives, i (Cowley), 19: They neither copied nature nor life; neither painted...matter nor represented the operations of intellect.« 104. ebenda, S. 20: »a combination of dissimilar images, or discovery of occult resemblances in things...
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Essy on Criticism

...right to the name of poets ; for they cannot be said to have imitated anything : they copied neither nature nor life ; neither painted the forms of matter, nor represented the operations of intellect.... ' This kind of writing, which was, I believe, borrowed from Marino1 and his followers, had been recommended...
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