Poetry and other Arts "poetry is music set to words", Dennis O'Driscoll "One of [Donald Davie's favourite notions] was that there were three useful analogies for the understanding of literature in general and modern literature in particular. Poetry was like theatre, as in Yeats; like music, as in Pasternak and Eliot; and like sculpture, as in Pound", Denis Donoghue, "Words Alone", "Poetry, unlike music, is a meta-art, and relies upon non-physical structures for the production of its effects.
This play, ye Critics, shall your fury stand, Adorned and rescued by a blameless hand.
Here, Shakespeare is made both to recognize his own lack of sophistication and to approve the neoclassical polish added by Granville. Joseph Addison That noble extravagance of fancy, which he had in so great perfection, thoroughly qualified him to touch But every single character in Shakespeare is as much an Individual as those in Life itself; it is as impossible to find any two alike; and such as from their relation or affinity in any respect appear most to be Twins will upon comparison be found remarkably distinct.
I will conclude by saying of Shakespeare, that with all his faults, in comparison of those that are more finished and regular, as upon an ancient majestick piece of Gothick architecture, compared with a neat modern building: Nor does the whole fail to strike us with greater reverence, though many of the parts are childish, ill-placed, and unequal to its grandeur.
He had a genius full of strength and fertility, natural and without any spark of good taste and any knowledge of the rules. The Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, at the end made their faults respectable. The most gigantic and bizarre ideas of this author have earned, after two hundred years, the right to be considered sublime.
Dennis and Rymer think his Romans not sufficiently Roman; and Voltaire censures his kings as not completely royal. These are the petty cavils of petty minds. The form, the characters, the language, and the shows of the English drama are his. Other poets display cabinets of precious rarities, minutely finished, wrought into shape, and polished unto brightness.
Shakespeare opens a mine which contains gold and diamonds in unexhaustible plenty, though clouded by incrustations, debased by impurities, and mingled with a mass of meaner minerals.
Goethe, Writings on literature: Follow up the wires with it simple plot developments. For the description of the characters we can to imagine certain pictures, but we must, indeed, through a series of words and speeches, to experiment what is happening internally, and here all who are part of the story seem to have combined not leave anything obscure or in doubt.
He enters the world as it is spirit. For both, nothing is hidden; but as the work of the spirit of the world is to store mysteries before the action, or even after, the meaning of the poet is going to reveal the mystery, making us confident before the action, or just in run it.
Wish and duty trying to put itself in balance in his plays; both are faced with violence, but always so that the wish is at a disadvantage. Thy works are not as those of other men, simply and merely great works of art; but are also like the phenomena of nature, like the sun and the sea, the stars and the flowers,—like frost and snow, rain and dew, hail-storm and thunder, which are to be studied with entire submission of our own faculties, and in the perfect faith that in them there can be no too much or too little, nothing useless or inert—but that, the further we press in our discoveries, the more we shall see proofs of design and self-supporting arrangement where the careless eye had seen nothing but accident!
Thomas Carlyle England, before long, this Island of ours, will hold but a small fraction of the English: And now, what is it that can keep all these together into virtually one Nation, so that they do not fall out and fight, but live at peace, in brotherlike intercourse, helping one another?
This is justly regarded as the greatest practical problem, the thing all manner of sovereignties and governments are here to accomplish: Acts of Parliament, administrative prime-ministers cannot.12 rows · Shakespeare: A critical analysis How we use our personal influences and theoretical positions to inform our reading of Shakespeare.
How our perception of Shakespeare's plays can be changed when viewed in an alternative context. Some Literary Criticism quotes (there's a blog version at http poetry can deal with any and every topic in any and every fashion because in the final analysis what poetry really expresses is the mind's albeit minimally", Rothman, in "Meter in English: A Critical Engagement", David Baker (ed), University of.
has used the available critical and scholarly discourses to make sense of the dramatist’s awareness of, relation to, and use of religious beliefs, re- new historicist criticism, it was impossible to ignore the affiliations of religious traditions, beliefs, and ideas with specific social, political, and relevance to our world.
The more. Sep 13, · Jacques Derrida first read his paper “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of Human Sciences ()” at the John Hopkins International Colloquium on “The Language of Criticism and the Sciences of Man” in October articulating for the first time a post structuralist theoretical paradigm.
materialist Shakespeare criticism. In Alternative Shakespeares, John Drakakis collects a number of essays attempting to demystify the myth-like image ofa Shakespeare who remains untouched by . Touchstone comes to be appreciated as a "personification of caprice and ridicule" who shares Jaques's perception of human failings but with a fool's "capricious folly and foolish capriciousness" (Ulrici, ).
5Victorian criticism of AYL, as of Shakespeare generally, tends to exalt Shakespeare as a poet and philosopher rather.