The Aims of Literary Study by Hiram CorsonThe Aims of Literary Study by Hiram Corson

The Aims of Literary Study

byHiram Corson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1895 Excerpt: ... T TOW is the best response to the essential life of a poem to be secured by the teacher from the student? I answer, by the fullest interpretative vocal rendering of it. (And by 'fullest' I mean, that the vocal rendering must exhibit not only the definite intellectual articulation or framework of a poem, through emphasis, grouping, etc., but must, through intonation, varied quality of voice, and other means, exhibit that which is indefinite to the intellect. The latter is the main object of vocal rendering. A product of the insulated intellect does not need a vocal rendering. On the part of the teacher, two things are indispensable: i. that he sympathetically assimilate what constitutes the real life of the poem, that is, its spiritual element as distinguished from the intellectual; 2. that he have that vocal cultivation demanded for a complete and effective rendering of what he has assimilated. He may be able to lecture very brilliantly about poetry, even about poetry which he has not taken to himself; he may, indeed, have but superficially read what he is lecturing about; his lecture may be largely a rehash of the criticism which has gathered around a certain poem, and his hearers may be charmed with his fine talk and made to feel that they have been introduced in a very pleasant way to the poem on which he has lectured, and that they really know it. If he is a skilful analyst, he can the more readily convince them that he has put them in possession of the poem, when the fact is, they don't know it at all in its real life. If the two indispensable conditions I have mentioned--a sympathetic assimilation on the part of the teacher, and the vocal cultivation demanded for a full and effective rendition of what he has assimilated--if these indispensable conditi...

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Title:The Aims of Literary StudyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217570143

ISBN - 13:9780217570145

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