Print

Print


Well, one might, but that is not how Eliot defines it.
N

>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> 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 <[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