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  • A Defence of Poetry
    At the very conclusion of his essay “A Defence of Poetry,” Percy Bysshe Shelley says of poets, They measure the circumference and sound the depths of human nature with a comprehensive and all...

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    While Plato suggests that poets are irrational and ignorant, Shelley considers poets to be speakers of universal truth and conveyors of the motives of human nature. The large topic of how Shelly...

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  • A Defence of Poetry
    The essay presents the figure of the poet in romantic terms as a seer and a genius rather than simply a literary craftsman and an imitator of past classical models. According to Shelley, the poet...

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  • A Defence of Poetry
    Shelley's primary defense of poetry is that it is an impulse native to the "infancy of society." In other words, poetry, as the expression of beauty and truth apprehended, or perceived, by the...

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  • A Defence of Poetry
    In "A Defence of Poetry" Percy Bysshe Shelley is (1) defining poetry and (2) creating a defending apologetics of sorts for the poets and poetics of the Romantic Age. The poets of the Romantic Age...

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    Percy Bysshe Shelley's essay A Defence of Poetry has as it's main tenet the assertion, summed up in the concluding paragraphs, that poets are the force that drives society to higher and better...

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  • A Defence of Poetry
    The duality of the poetic faculty according to Shelley is that the poet is not only an aesthete and creator of beautiful art in words, but that the poetry has moved history forward, and has changed...

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  • A Defence of Poetry
    In A Defence of Poetry Shelley makes a couple of statements that might engender debate. The first is that the Romantic poets, the poets of his present "memorable" age, were the best to come along...

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    The main idea of A Defence of Poetry is really a simple one. The majority of Shelley's essay lays out arguments in support of the main idea. Shelley asserts that poetry is the herald of beneficial...

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