March 12, 2007

Meanings

Frye, ''The Critical Path'' -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)


"If we tire of the shadow-play explaining real poems by assumed mental states, we may be driven to realize that the ultimate source of a poem is not so much the individual poet as the social situation he springs, and of which he is the spokesman and the medium." (281)

Posted by GinaBurgese at March 12, 2007 5:51 PM | TrackBack
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Although Frye was more or less confusing to me, I really did appreciate the social value that he brought into an intertextual criticism. I really enjoyed his concepts that the writer's thoughts are based off of a social or cultural influence that helps others make a link between literature and other literature. That is, basically, the key word underneath of intertextual criticism: LINKS. There is a link between different types of literature that allow us, the reader, to find something useful or meaningful in both of them, and refer to each as necessary for Reason A and Reason B. I'm glad that you chose this quote, and hopefully there will be a piece of Gina's thoughts involved at a later time. I like hearing what you have to say.

Posted by: Jason Pugh at March 14, 2007 4:48 PM
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