i hate this Cleanth Brooks Read the first essay The Language of Paradox, on Donne s Canonization on May 21, 2018 The Language of Paradox 3 the language of poetry is the language of paradox nod to Chesterton as a master of paradoxes paradox is the language appropriate and inevitable to poetry 10 Even the most direct and simple poet is forced into paradoxes far often than we think, if we are sufficiently alive to what he is doing 11 In Donne s Canonization, the poet daringly treats profane love as if it were divine love Donne takes both love and religion seriously 17 18 I submit that the only way by which the poet could say what The Canonization says is by paradox More direct methods may be tempting, but all of them enfeeble and distort what is to be said This statement may seem the less surprising when we reflect on how many of the important things which the poet has to say have to be said by means of paradox most of the language of lovers is such The Canonization is a good example so is most of the language of religion 18 He who would save his life, must lose it The last shall be first Indeed, almost any insight important enough to warrant a great poem apparently has to be stated in such terms 18 19 Coleridge has of course given us the classic description of its the creative imagination nature and power It reveals itself in the balance or reconcilement of opposite or discordant qualities of saneness, with difference of the general, with the concrete the idea, with the image the individual, with the representative the sense of novelty and freshness, with old 19 and familiar objects a than usual state of emotion, with than usual order 20 If the poet is to be true to his poetry, he must call it two lovers neither two nor one the paradox is his only solution The Heresy of Paraphrase 212 13 Johnson claimed that Donne and similar poets simply wished to impress their audience with their cleverness Brooks s words, not Johnson s Yet there are better reasons than that of rhetorical vain glory that have induced poet after poet to choose ambiguity and paradox rather than plain, discursive simplicity It is not enough for the poet to analyse his experience as the scientist does, breaking it up into parts, distinguishing part from part, classifying the various parts His task is finally to unify experience He must return to us the unity of the experience itself as 213 man knows it in his own experience The poem, if it be a true poem is a simulacrum of reality in this sense, at least, it is an imitation by being an experience rather than any mere statement about experience or any mere abstraction from experience par break Tennyson cannot be content with saying that in memory the poet seems both dead and alive he must dramatize its life in death for us, and his dramatization involves, necessarily, ironic shock and wonder 213 Keats s Urn must, in its role as historian, assert that myth is truer than history As far as literary criticism books go, this one was reasonably easy to read The language is clear, and Brooks doesn t introduce a bunch of unfamiliar terminology that the reader has to spend extra time looking up in order to understand what he s saying. Desde que li Mimesis de Eric Auerbach que tenho vindo a procurar outros manuais de cr tica liter ria encontrei a recente Viagem pela Literatura Europeia de Mega Ferreira, que aborda os grandes cl ssicos , acima de tudo para entender o pr prio conceito de cr tica e os seus mecanismos Ao passo que Auerbach analisa as formas de representa o do real por via do ficcional, Cleanth Brooks toma as ideias de paradoxo e ambiguidade e procura provar como s o o grande propulsor de muita poesia rom ntica p s Shakespeare talvez os primeiros cap tulos sejam pr e o pr prio Shakespeare, n o consigo confirmar, sei que h um cap tulo de cr tica a Shakespeare Fui confirmar e os autores abordados s o Wordsworth, John Donne, Shakespeare, Dr Johnson, Herrick, Pope, Gray, Coleridge, Keats, Tennyson e Yeats.Os temas em tens o da vida e morte, inv lucro e conte do, decoro e actualidade reunem se na cr ticas Ode to a Grecian Urn de Keats e, por sinal, no t tulo a urna, a well wrought urn , de acep o f nebre, uma par bola da pr pria poesia, guarda dentro de si os despojos de algo que j foi vivo, em cinzas, e exp e uma apar ncia luminosa, mitol gica, imag tica no exterior, como o poema ret m alguma intencionalidade do momento, das escolhas m tricas e metaf ricas olha, o lvaro Campos a fazer rimar, de modo ingl rio Londres e escondes , culminando como a express o viva de uma experi ncia anterior morta A obra culmina na teoria cr tica da Heresia da par frase , tendo sido exposta anteriormente de um modo pr tico a par frase serve para a cr tica de indicador e n o de tradutor de conte dos, parece me ser a grande li o a tirar, mas para entender preciso o percurso de pelo menos um dos outros cap tulos e a Ode de Keats ou a Ode de Wordsworth s o bons exemplos disso. A highly essential study for poetry. Popular E Book, The Well Wrought Urn Studies In The Structure Of Poetry By Cleanth Brooks This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Well Wrought Urn Studies In The Structure Of Poetry, Essay By Cleanth Brooks Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Sigh I want to say, I wish I were smarter, but I wish I were a little less lazy might be to the point or at least the first step I do cop to this series of thoughtful essays being dry and sometimes difficult, although I was frequently aware of how much difficult they could have been.But A great snapshot, in the context of my limited awareness, of a very particular time in the history of literary criticism, partly as recognized and discussed by Brooks himself and partly from my particular vantage And a reintroduction to some old poetic chestnuts, some of which are or were familiar old friends to me and one or two of which I might actually never have read before So not unsatisfying, now that I m done. the structure of a poem resembles that of a ballet or musical composition It is a pattern of resolutions and balances and harmonizations, developed through a temporal scheme Apesar de s ter lido o cap tulo The Heresy of Paraphrase fiquei sem d vida intrigada em ler o resto do livro Texto muito bem estruturado que levanta quest es muito interessantes sobre como devemos ver a Poesia ser que est pode ser decifrada Ser que deve ser decifrada Afinal a tua fabrica o importante E no es como Ironia, Met fora, M trica e Ritmo Um livro para mais tarde pegar e, quem sabe talvez, dar as t o merecidas 5 estrelas. From what I understand, this is sort of the flagship of the close reading new critical movement As one might guess, it is full of polemical stuff about how one should value a poem as a poem and how one ought to recognize and appreciate the complexity and unity of poems, especially their imagery That said, the readings of the poems in the book are really strong and help one s appreciation of them, even if they do seem a little shall we say self involved Do I wish I was as smart as Cleanth Brooks Very yes.