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Well, one might, but that is not how Eliot defines it.
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>>> Chokh Raj 05/04/10 9:39 AM >>> 
One might say this of the "telescoping of images and multiplied associations", I suppose. 

Thanks, 
CR 

--- On Tue, 5/4/10, Peter Montgomery 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