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Poetry - A Very Short Indtroduction

Poetry - A Very Short Indtroduction
Cover: Ragasztott
ISBN: 9780199229116
Language: angol
Size: 111*175
Weight: 162 g
Page no.: 143
Publish year: 2019
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Poetry - A Very Short Indtroduction

Poetry, arguably, has a greater range of conceptual meaning than perhaps any other term in English. At the most basic level everyone can recognise it—it is a kind of literature that uses special linguistic devices of organization and expression for aesthetic effect. However, far grander claims have been made for poetry than this—such as Shelley`s that the poets `are the unacknowledged legislators of the world`, and that poetry is `a higher truth`.

In this Very Short Introduction, Bernard O`Donoghue provides a fascinating look at the many different forms of writing which have been called `poetry`—from the Greeks to the present day. As well as questioning what poetry is, he asks what poetry is for, and considers contemporary debates on its value. Is there a universality to poetry? And does it have a duty of public utility and responsibility?

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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