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“Poems very sel…

August 31, 2013

“Poems very seldom consist of poetry and nothing else; and pleasure can be derived also from their other ingredients. I am convinced that most readers, when they think they are admiring poetry, are deceived by inability to analyze their sensations, and that they are really admiring, not the poetry of the passage before them, but something else in it, which they like better than poetry.”

Excerpt from The Name and Nature of Poetry, 1933 lecture by A.E. Houseman

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