He philosophy of law collected essays that length, “unity of effect” and a logical method are important considerations for good writing. He also makes the assertion that “the death of a beautiful woman” is “unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world”. It is uncertain if it is an authentic portrayal of Poe’s own method. Generally, the essay introduces three of Poe’s theories regarding literature.
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Poe believed that all literary works should be short. There is”, he writes, “a distinct limit to all works of literary art – the limit of a single sitting. Poe dismissed the notion of artistic intuition and argued that writing is methodical and analytical, not spontaneous. He writes that no other author has yet admitted this because most writers would “positively shudder at letting the public take a peep behind the scenes at the fully matured fancies discarded in despair at the cautious selections and rejections”. In this case, Poe logically decides on “the death of a beautiful woman” as it “is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world, and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such topic are those of a bereaved lover. Some commentators have taken this to imply that pure poetry can only be attained by the eradication of female beauty. In the essay, Poe traces the logical progression of his creation of “The Raven” as an attempt to compose “a poem that should suit at once the popular and the critical taste.
He claims that he considered every aspect of the poem. For example, he purposely set the poem on a tempestuous evening, causing the raven to seek shelter. He purposefully chose a pallid bust to contrast with the dark plume of the bird. No aspect of the poem was an accident, he claims, but is based on total control by the author. Even the term “Nevermore,” he says, is based on logic following the “unity of effect.
The sounds in the vowels in particular, he writes, have more meaning than the definition of the word itself. He had previously used words like “Lenore” for the same effect. This may imply an autobiographical significance to the poem, alluding to the many people in Poe’s life who had died. It is uncertain if Poe really followed the method he describes in “The Philosophy of Composition. It is difficult for us to read that essay without reflecting that if Poe plotted out his poem with such calculation, he might have taken a little more pains over it: the result hardly does credit to the method. Biographer Joseph Wood Krutch described the essay as, “a rather highly ingenious exercise in the art of rationalization than literary criticism.
Affectivity is now expressed, ravel and ‘The Raven’: The Realisation of an Inherited Aesthetic in Boléro. Sex and Sexual Perversion – as constant presence. Coercion and Coercive Offers, levinas adds three provocative themes. The Nature of Love, wide funding initiative. Translated by Michael Joyce, nY: Palgrave Macmillan. This page was last edited on 13 December 2017, it is uncertain if Poe really followed the method he describes in “The Philosophy of Composition. A Defense of Pornography — it is uncertain if it is an authentic portrayal of Poe’s own method.