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What's the key difference between Plato's and Aristotle's views on poetry in Republic X and Poetics?

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Both Aristotle's Poetics and Plato's Republic X address the question of the nature of poetry and its affect on its audience, taking audience as both the individual citizen and the polis as a whole. Both authors describe poetry as a form of verbal mimesis and distinguish tragedy and comedy as operating through pure mimesis from epic, which uses a mixture of diegesis and mimesis. The main difference is their attitudes towards poetry with Plato opposed to poetry on the grounds of its ontological status and Aristotle giving it qualified approval on ethical and political grounds.  Plato opposes poetry because he considers it an imitation of the sensibilia which in turn are imitations of the forms. He also feels that the audience will imitate the violent and immoral acts found in much traditional epic. Aristotle sees poetry as useful in training the emotions, and providing examples of what to avoid as well as what to imitate.

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What is the difference between how Aristotle sees the poetry and how Plato sees the poetry?

Plato links poetry with rhetoric thus with the power to persuade through any means available including emotional manipulation. Plato had a great distrust of and dislike of poetry while at the same acknowledging that poetry could not eliminated from society altogether in that it was necessary for celebrations and such. Aristotle opposed this view as he thought that poetry was mimesis (imitation) of heavenly truths that humans did not know but yearned for and could be taught through the office of the divinely inspired poet who could instruct through poetry in what to do as well as in what to eschew.

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