Mechanisms of Defense and the Poetic Will. From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay. Shelley nominated unlikely figures such as Plato and Jesus in their excellent use of language to conceive the inconceivable.
Poets introduce and maintain morality. The mores so created are codified into laws. Edited by Mary Shelley. Poetry thus makes immortal all that is best and most beautiful in the world; it arrests the vanishing apparitions which haunt the interlunations of life, and veiling them, or in language or in form, sends them forth among mankind, bearing sweet news of kindred joy to those with whom their sisters abide - abide, because there is no portal of expression from the caverns of the spirit which they inhabit into the universe of things.
Oxford University Press,pp. To Peacock, Shelley wrote: Sources[ edit ] Sandy, Mark.
It is very clever, but I think, very false. Shelley does not claim language is poetry on the grounds that language is the medium of poetry; rather he recognises in the creation of language an adherence to the poetic precepts of order, harmony, unity, and a desire to express delight in the beautiful.
Reflections on the Occasion of Writing. The enthusiasm of virtue, love, patriotism, and friendship is essentially linked with such emotions; and whilst they last, self appears as what it is, an atom to a universe. Keats, Shelley, and Romantic Spenserianism. With Introductions and Notes.
Baker, John Ross In A Defence of Poetry, Shelley argued that the invention of language reveals a human impulse to reproduce the rhythmic and ordered, so that harmony and unity are delighted in wherever they are found and incorporated, instinctively, into creative activities: Hutchins and Mortimer J.
Edward Moxon, . Romantic Circles Praxis Series. Poetry redeems from decay the visitations of the divinity in man. A Theory of Synchronicity.
Editorial introductions[ edit ] Shelley sought to show that poets make morality and establish the legal norms in a civil society thus creating the groundwork for the other branches in a community. Keats, Shelley, Hunt and their Circle.
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