Defense of Poetry Quiz

Topics: LifeInspiration

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Last updated: December 11, 2019

Frankenstein
metaphor of Percy Shelley

Monster
metaphor of poems

Poem
time capsule of info, outlives poet

Two Aspects of Mind
Reason and imagination

Wind Harp Metaphor
mind= harp; wind= experience, source of inspiration, life; sound= poetry

Fading Coal Metaphor
coal=mind, imagination; fire= nurturing; light/heat=poetry

Child’s Spontaneous Song
openness, naivety, attitude of poet is like the child

poetry is highest form of art because
it is closest to thought

Poets unacknowledged legislators of world because
they must put themselves in other people’s shoes

Imagination makes people better

Four Ages of Poetry
not linear history, metaphoric, different types of poetry

Brass
nostalgia, anarchy, romantics, tie of cultural decay, call back to earlier ages, look forward to destruction, Shelley

Gold
greatest imaginative freedom, greatest poets, Shakespeare (product of Elizabethan England), depend on audience as much as being great poet, homer

Silver
limited science, technology, cultural progress, Virgil (expansion of Rome), Alexander Pope

Iron
Pay to flatter, commercials, advertisements

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