Aristotle considered the capacity for image making as the greatest criterion of a poet's genius. Donne has marshalled a large number of images from a wide range of subjects to reinforce, energize, enliven and animate the central theme of Songs and Sonnets i.e the theme of love. This book presents a judicious identification, and systematic classification, tabulation and graphitization of the images in all the fifty five poems in Donne s Songs and Sonnets. It also attempts a systematic analysis of these images which led to a detailed discussion of their aesthetic and literary function. These images display the poet's thorough knowledge of a wide range of subjects. Thus they give the poetry an intellectual tone. However, the conceits are not in disharmony with the feeling in the poem; they actually add weight and illustrate that feeling giving rise to the impression of what T. S. Eliot called the 'unification of sensibility'.
Imagery in Donne's Songs and Sonnets
Exploration of his Genius
Bezorgdatum:tussen dinsdag, 14. juli en donderdag, 16. juli