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The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of

The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry. Cleanth Brooks

The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry


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The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry Cleanth Brooks
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€�Kinds of Criticism.” Poetry 68.5 (1946). It is considered a seminal text in theNew Critical school of literary criticism. The Well Wrought Urn by Cleanth Brooks. His best-known works, The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry (1947) and Modern Poetry and the Tradition (1939), argue for the centrality of ambiguity and paradox as a way of understanding poetry. €�Tradition and Individual Talent. The real point is that, though any wise philosophy will probably take the greatest poetry into account, still this is a problem for philosophy or religion, and not for art. The Well-Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry is a 1947 collection of essays by Cleanth Brooks. For the next two years, Spicer and I all but saw each other every day, days of intensive talk and study and writing toward what we thought of as a “Berkeley Renaissance.” We wanted a learned poetry, And comments: “the Spicer of these early poems was at war with the doctrines of the New Critics that would see the poem as a thing in itself”—seeing in that refusal of the “thing in itself” (“the well wrought urn”) seriality broached. Ransom's defense of close reading was a renewed effort to make literary scholarship scientific, by defining the scope of its study to that which uniquely belonged to literature and could not be found elsewhere. The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry. Another 'Fugitive' Cleanth Brooks revolutionized the teaching of poetry in America with the publication of his 'The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry'.

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