Attitudes to poetry in the antiquity and to dramatic poetry in Renaissance England

Iliev, Krste and Pop Zarieva, Natalija and Donev, Dragan (2018) Attitudes to poetry in the antiquity and to dramatic poetry in Renaissance England. Годишен зборник 2018 - Филолошки факултет, УГД - Штип, 9 (12). pp. 65-74. ISSN 1857-7059

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Abstract

This paper offers an outline on how poetry was perceived in Antiquity, how it was opposed to philosophy and what was its impact on the emotions. In addition, this paper will outline the major attitudes to poetry in Renaissance England. The main opposition to poetry in Renaissance England arose due to its incompatibility with Christian doctrine and precepts. Again, one of the main reasons for disparaging poetry is due to the fact that it appeals to and emphasizes certain emotions which, according to Christianity, are to be avoided due to their insidious and unholy nature. In addition, the paper looks at how Shakespeare might have looked at the notion of the poet by reiterating the ancient adage that Poetry is a sort of “divine madness”. The paper ends with William Wordsworth`s view on Poetry and his advice on how Poetry might be beneficial, instead of detrimental, for the readers and for the audience. Key words: poetry, philosophy, emotions, Christianity, virtue, vice

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Natalija Pop Zarieva
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 08:50
Last Modified: 27 May 2019 13:00
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/21273

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