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" But wit, abstracted from its effects upon the hearer, may be more rigorously and philosophically considered as a kind of discordia concors; a combination of dissimilar images, or discovery of occult resemblances in things apparently unlike. Of wit, thus... "
Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their ... - Página 21
por Samuel Johnson - 1864
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John Donne e a crítica brasileira: três momentos, três olhares

José Garcez Ghirardi - 2000 - 141 páginas
...kind of discordia concors; a combination of dissimilar images, or a discovery ofoccult resemblances in things apparently unlike. Of wit, thus defined, they...enough. The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by tiolence together; nature and art are ransacked for illustrations, comparisons and allusions; their...
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John Donne: Man of Flesh and Spirit

David Edwards - 2001 - 368 páginas
...neither are they just.' In particular he objected to the frequency of a 'conceit', which he defined. 'The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence...instructs, and their subtilty surprises; but the reader, . . . though he sometimes admires, is seldom pleased' - because the reader is not shown 'truth' by...
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Culture and Society in Habsburg Spain: Studies Presented to R.W. Truman by ...

R. W. Truman - 2001 - 242 páginas
...in things apparendy unlike' continues thus: 'Of wit, thus defined, they [the English Metaphysicals ] have more than enough. The most heterogeneous ideas...and allusions ; their learning instructs, and their subdety surprises ; but the reader commonly thinks his improvement dearly bought, and, though he sometimes...
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory

Greg Clingham - 2002 - 222 páginas
...experience, that is the hinge of Johnson's account of Donne. When Johnson remarks that in Donne's poetry "the most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence...ransacked for illustrations, comparisons and allusions" (para. 56), he is, presumably, thinking of the idiom of such quintessential poems as "The Extasie,"...
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Aspects of Form and Genre in the Poetry of Edwin Morgan

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - 2003 - 209 páginas
...the Foulis brothers, he also expressed comparable displeasure at the Metaphysicals' inclusiveness: "nature and art are ransacked for illustrations, comparisons,...and allusions; their learning instructs and their subtlety surprises, but the reader commonly thinks his improvement dearly bought, and, though he sometimes...
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Voices in the Past: English Literature and Archaeology

John Hines - 2004 - 216 páginas
...Johnson's famous characterization of the wit of what he called this school of 'metaphysical' poets: The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence...ransacked for illustrations, comparisons, and allusions . . .9 Dr Johnson's criticism is exaggerated and parodic. He could well have had in mind Donne's image...
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The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose

Thomas Stearns Eliot - 2006 - 270 páginas
...the metaphysical poets, on whom he was severe. The sentence from which Eliot quotes reads in full: "The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence...and allusions; their learning instructs and their subtlety surprises, but the reader commonly thinks his improvement dearly bought, and though he sometimes...
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Augustine and Literature

Robert Peter Kennedy, Kim Paffenroth, John Doody - 2006 - 414 páginas
...nature nor life, neither painted the forms of matter, nor represented the operations of intellect. . . . The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence...and allusions; their learning instructs, and their subtlety surprises; but the reader commonly thinks his improvement dearly bought, and, though he sometimes...
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Rhetoric and Wonder in English Travel Writing, 1560-1613

Jonathan P. A. Sell - 2006 - 215 páginas
...kind of discordia concors; a combination of dissimilar images, or discovery of occult resemblances in things apparently unlike. Of wit thus defined they have more than enough. (9) It is fascinating to see how Johnson touches with such inadvertent penetration all the keys that...
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