The educated imagination
Indiana University Press, 1964 - 159 pagine
Addressed to educators and general readers -- the "consumers of literature" from all walks of life -- this important new book explores the value and uses of literature in our time. Dr. Frye offers, in addition, challenging and stimulating ideas for the teaching of literature at lower school levels, designed both to promote an early interest and to lead the student to the knowledge and kaleidoscopic experience found in the study of literature.Dr. Frye's proposals for the teaching of literature include an early emphasis on poetry, the "central and original literary form," intensive study of the Bible, as literature, and the Greek and Latin classics, as these embody all the great enduring themes of western man, and study of the great literary forms: tragedy and comedy, romance and irony.
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He wrote an essay called Four Ages of Poetry, with his tongue of course in his
cheek, in which he said that poetry was the mental rattle that awakened the
imagination of mankind in its infancy, but that now, in an age of science and
One produces the figure of speech called the simile; the other produces the figure
called metaphor. In descriptive writing you have to be careful of associative
language. You'll find that analogy, or likeness to something else, is very tricky to ...
A random example is calling Shakespeare the "swan of Avon" — he was called
that by Ben Jonson. The town of Stratford, Ontario, keeps swans in its river partly
as a literary allusion. Poets of Shakespeare's day hated to admit that they were ...
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - vpfluke - LibraryThing
I've a always liked the literary analysis of Northrop Frye. I don't think he ever forgot his roots as a Presbyterian ministers. One can see this particularly in the "The Great Code", a fascinating ... Leggi recensione completa
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Northrop Frye, who passed away in 1991, was one of the great minds of literary criticism and theory. THE EDUCATED IMAGINATION is comprised of his six Massey Lectures, which he read over the CBC in ... Leggi recensione completa