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Poetry: A Very Short Introduction

Poetry: A Very Short Introduction

O'Donoghue, Bernard
Clark, Roger

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Series: Very Short Introductions

Poetry Criticism

ISBN13: 9798200255436
Published: Apr 14 2020
Language: English
Poetry, arguably, has a greater range of conceptual meaning than perhaps any other term in English. At the most basic level everyone can recognize 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?

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