By Gerald Morris
The books of the Latter Prophets have commonly been taken care of as persuasive speeches, and interpreted in accordance with their rhetoric. even as, interpreters realize the poetic type of a lot prophecy. This research takes up the thought of the 'prophet' as 'poet', targeting word-play in Hosea and at the lyrical plot of that publication; the case is made for treating Hosea as a stark, full-length poem of inexhaustible strength.
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The so-called 'Law of NonContradiction' appears to a poet to be just the sort of thing a philosopher would come up with. The poet, by contrast, says that poetry is 'the one permissable way of saying one thing and meaning another' ;76 or more stridently declares, 'Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself. )'77 Finally, having more than one order of meaning, a poem has a doubled weight of meaning. One word in a poem may bear the weight of both syntactic and rhythmic stress, may be elevated by alliteration, assonance or rhyme, and in a generic context in which all of this bears equal weight, may acquire a significance to which no word in another genre may attain.
Stevens, 'An Ordinary Evening in New Haven', in The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (repr,; New York: Vintage Books, 1982 ), p. 477. 44 Prophecy, Poetry and Hosea ever a necessary one. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Winston Churchill's great radio addresses mean little or nothing unless one knows their respective wartime contexts and their respective honoured speakers. 83 The proper study of rhetoric begins with context; of poetry, with the text. The description of proper interpretation of rhetoric should sound familiar.
In the process, the technique becomes an end in itself. The work's devices are laid bare, and this laying bare, not any external referent, defines the art work. There remains only to narrow the focus from art as a whole to poetry. Heidegger and the Russian Formalists (and, for that matter, the AngloAmerican New Critics) all find poetry to be particularly representative of art defined this way. After all, a play or novel without any referents— that is, without characters or plot—is inconceivable, but poems without subject matter are not even surprising.