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" Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry". The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence,... "
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"Das Heilige sei mein Wort": Paradigmen prophetischer Dichtung von Klopstock ...

Bernadette Malinowski - Poetry, Modern - 2002 - 464 pages
...Absorption und Reflexion, Eindruck und Ausdruck, Inspiration und Komposition überbrücken: Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness: this power arises...
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Shelley Among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language

Stuart Peterfreund - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 406 pages
...metaphor and metonymy. Willed tropes, as Shelley makes clear in A Defence, are not poetry: "Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will" (503). Lurking behind Beatrice's injunction is the specter of "the adverting mind" (1. 100) of "Mont...
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Northrop Frye's Notebooks and Lectures on the Bible and Other Religious Texts

Northrop Frye - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 740 pages
...frigates, seventy-eight stairs, and so on. 76 An allusion to Shelley's remark about the creative process: “A man cannot say, ‘I will compose poetry.' The...for the mind in creation is as a fading coal which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness” (A Defence of...
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Sanity, Madness, Transformation: The Psyche in Romanticism

Ross Greig Woodman - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 278 pages
...'the mind in creation,' which, he suggests, is 'beyond and above consciousness' (DP 486). ('Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...the will. A man cannot say, "I will compose poetry"' [503].) The problem lay in bringing a critical consciousness to bear upon it. It lay, as it would lie...
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An Exploration of a New Poetic Expression Beyond Dichotomy

Shin'ichiro Ishikawa - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 404 pages
...regarded as just "a fading coal" as shown in the extract below: A man cannot say, "I will compose a poetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it: for the mind in creation is as a fading coal which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness...but when composition...
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Romanticism and the Rise of the Mass Public

Andrew Franta - Literary Criticism - 2007
...Defence of Poetry that describe poetry's power in terms of the attenuation of authorial agency: Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...for the mind in creation is as a fading coal which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness: this power arises...
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Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of ...

Daniel B. Smith - Psychology - 2007 - 254 pages
...exclusively on inspiration and could not write without it. "Poetry is not like reasoning," he argued, "a power to be exerted according to the determination...the will. A man cannot say, 'I will compose poetry.' "6 As a consequence he left behind mostly fragments and fell into despair when inspiration was absent....
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The Quest for Shakespeare

Joseph Pearce - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 275 pages
...author (or artist, or musical composer, etc.). In his essay "A Defense of Poetry", Shelley wrote: Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...for the mind in creation is as a fading coal which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises...
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