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Author Baumgarten, Alexander Gottlieb, 1714-1762.

Title Reflections on poetry; Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten's Meditationes philosophicae de nonnullis ad poema pertinentibus. Translated, with the original text, an introd., and notes, by Karl Aschenbrenner and William B. Holther.

Imprint Berkeley, University of California Press, 1954.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  B2637 .M4 1735a    Available  ---
Description viii, 90 p., facsim.: 40 p. 23 cm.
Note Reproduction of the original ed., 1735.
Bibliography Bibliography: p. 89-90.
Contents Poetry as perfected senate discourse -- Poetry as clear and confused representation -- Extensive clarity and determinateness of representation -- The affects and the force of poetic representation -- Imagery and the clarity of poetic representation -- Poem and picture -- Wonder and miracles -- The limits of fiction and the use of description -- The limits of prevision -- The theme and poetic order -- Lucid order and poetic methods -- Brevity and poetic perfection -- Poetic language and the figures of speech -- Pleasure in the perfection of sound -- Metrics and verse -- Poetic imitation -- Vividness and the definition of poetry -- The definition of aesthetics
Subject Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Added Title Meditationes philosophicae de nonnullis ad poema pertinentibus