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Introduction

Robert Von Hallberg

in Lyric Powers

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226865003
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226865027 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226865027.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to clarify issues that arise when one prefers one kind of poem over another. Various concepts of poetry circulate now in U.S. literary culture, and among them are some family resemblances. The subsequent chapters focus on two rival families: one the orphic, and the other the rhetorical approach to the art. The discussion then turns to the interpretation of poetry.

Keywords: poem; lyric poetry; orphic; rhetorical; poetry

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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