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One might say this of the "telescoping of images and multiplied associations", I suppose.

Thanks,
 CR

--- On Tue, 5/4/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Er... the objective
> correlative?
> P.

> > > >>> Chokh Raj 05/03/10 11:54 AM
> >>> 
>           
> > > Apropos the Metaphysical poets, of their poetic
> virtues, 
>           Eliot takes 
> > > note of, in particular, a certain 
>           "telescoping of images and 
> > > multiplied associations", and 
>           a "heterogeneity of material
> compelled 
> > > into 
>           unity by the operation of the poet's
> mind" -- a "put[ting] 
>           the 
> > > material together again in a new unity". 
> > 
>           > 
> > > In fine, 
> > > 
> > > "When 
>           a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its
> work, it is 
> > > 
>           constantly amalgamating disparate
> experience; the ordinary 
>           man's 
> > > experience is chaotic, irregular, fragmentary.
> The 
>           latter falls in 
> > > love, or reads Spinoza, and these two 
>           experiences have nothing to do 
> > > with each other, or with 
>           the noise of the typewriter or the smell of 
> > > cooking; 
>           in the mind of the poet these experiences
> are always forming 
>           
> > > new wholes. " -- T.S. Eliot,
> 'The Metaphysical 
>           Poets' 
>          
> http://personal.centenary.edu/~dhavird/TSEMetaPoets.html 
 
> > > refreshing the memory -- 
>           
> > > CR