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Ars Poetica

In Archibald MacLeish's poem, Ars Poetica, (The Art of Poetry) one critic states that the reader encounters didacticism in the guise of ars gratia artis. That is, the reader is instructed while...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2010 5:03 pm UTC

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Ars Poetica

“Ars Poetica” by Archibald MacLeish has twenty-four lines coupled into two line pairs that comprise twelve stanzas. These stanzas are separated into three different sections of four stanzas each....

Latest answer posted April 21, 2019 6:15 pm UTC

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Ars Poetica

Ars Poetica, or The Art of Poetry, was a book written by Homer in 18BC. This title has been used repeatedly, or referred to repeatedly, over time. Homer's book referred to many different ideas...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2012 1:05 am UTC

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Ars Poetica

In Archibald MacLeish’s “Ars Poetica,” the first of numerous paradoxes appears at once, when the speaker declares that A poem should be palpable and mute As a globed fruit . . . A poem, that is,...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2011 11:45 am UTC

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Ars Poetica

A simile is a compassion between two supposedly unlike things, making an explicit comparison via the words “like” and “as.” By including multiple similes in “Ars Poetica,” Archibald MacLeish is...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2021 6:34 pm UTC

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Ars Poetica

Horace’s Ars Poetica, composed around 15 B.C.E., guides potential poets in developing their art, and thereby reveals several conventions of favorable Roman poetry. It’s important to note that...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2016 7:38 am UTC

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Ars Poetica

The Latin word ars is translated variously as stratagem, technique, art, craft. MacLeish's poem title "Ars Poetica" can be translated loosely as "The Art of the Poet." This is a strangely...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2010 1:56 am UTC

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Ars Poetica

Archibald MacLeish's poem, "Ars Poetica" is about the art of poetry. In it MacLeish leans heavily toward the idea of concrete imagery. Each of the 12 couplets that comprise this poem give a...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2009 7:57 pm UTC

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Ars Poetica

“Ars Poetica” is a term that means the art of poetry or the nature of poetry. The art of poetry refers to what makes poetry different from other types of writing. The nature of poetry refers to the...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2011 10:59 pm UTC

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