TITLE

Sidney's Poet-Reader Dialectic: Theory and Practice

AUTHOR(S)
Payne, Paula Harms
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Search for Meaning: Critical Essays on Early Modern Literature;2004, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the dialectic theory of Philip Sidney as depicted in his sonnet sequence Astrophil an Stella. According to Sidney's poet-reader dialectic, poetry is a process of invention that links the poet with the reader mentally, with the former opening the latter's mind to the beauties of poetry. Thus, the poet-reader dialectic is a theory of communication that is developed through poetry and its persuasive speaking actions.
ACCESSION #
19313739

 

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