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Poetry by Mind Map: Poetry

1. Expressive

1.1. Worsworth + Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads

1.1.1. The spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling, it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.

1.2. Coleridge's Biographia Literaria

1.2.1. Excites the sympathy of the reader by faithful adherence to the truth of nature and by creating a novelty by means of the imagination. Primary Imagination Secondary Imagination

2. Mimesis

2.1. Aristotle's Poetics

2.1.1. Something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals whereas those of history are singulars

2.2. Sir Philip Sydney's Apologie for Poetry

2.2.1. poets differ from historians, historians who deal only with what has been, poets also deal with what may be.

2.2.2. That such moral utopianism is what makes poetry, specifically epic poetry, and superior to history.

3. Value

3.1. Sir Philip Sydney's Apologie for Poetry

3.1.1. The first form in which knowledge was expressed as bodies forth by figures, “the first light-giver to ignorance”.

3.2. Coleridge's Biographia Literaria

3.2.1. Have force and logic that urge the reader to enter the world of poetic illusion and to suspend judgment as to whether the images of that poetic world have a real existence.