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Wesleyan University Press

Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning (Revised)

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Title: Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning (Revised)
Author: Owen Barfield
ISBN: 9780819560261
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Published: 1984
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Publisher Description:
Barfield discusses poetry's meaning in terms of both his personal experience and objective standards of criticism.

Poetic Diction, first published in 1928, begins by asking why we call a given grouping of words poetry and why these arouse aesthetic imagination and produce pleasure in a receptive reader. Returning always to this personal experience of poetry, Owen Barfield at the same time seeks objective standards of criticism and a theory of poetic diction in broader philosophical considerations on the relation of world and thought. His profound musings explore concerns fundamental to the understanding and appreciation of poetry, including the nature of metaphor, poetic effect, the difference between verse and prose, and the essence of meaning.

CONTRIBUTOR: Howard Nemerov.