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literary critics, and even librarians, primarily as a result of the novels liberal use of such pejoratives. Romanticism, an amorphous movement that began in Germany and England at the turn of the 19th century, and somewhat later in France, Italy, and the United States, found spokesmen as diverse as Goethe and August and Friedrich von Schlegel in Germany, William Wordsworth and Samuel. When Candys dog is killed, for example, he grieves over the death of his ex-best friend. George then arrives, and calms Lennie down to assures him with their within-the-grasp goal, which is about their dream land with the rabbits. In filling this appetite, the critic whets it further, helping to create a public that cares about artistic quality. Thus, a group of 16th-century French writers known as the Pliade notably Pierre de Ronsard and Joachim du Bellaywere simultaneously classicists, poetic innovators, and advocates of a purified vernacular tongue. Based on the requirements, there are seventeen types of essays. Aestheticism characterized both the Symbolist criticism of Charles Baudelaire in France and the self-conscious decadence of Algernon Swinburne, Walter Pater, and Oscar Wilde in England. Renaissance criticism grew directly from the recovery of classic texts and notably from Giorgio Vallas translation of Aristotles Poetics into Latin in 1498. The format of an argumentative essay is given below:. Likewise, George overcomes the fear of killing his best friend and thus relieving Lennie from the future tribulation that awaits him.
Medieval period In the Christian Middle Ages criticism suffered from the loss of nearly all the ancient critical texts and from an antipagan distrust of the literary imagination. In some hands the idea of creative freedom dwindled to a bohemianism pitting art for its own sake against commerce and respectability. Such a reconciliation is bound to be tentative and problematic if the critic believes, as Trilling does, that literature possesses an independent value and a deeper faithfulness to reality than is contained in any political formula. A Longinian cult of feeling gradually made headway, in various European countries, against Neoclassical canons of proportion and moderation. The ends of tragedy, as Aristotle conceived them, are best served by the harmonious disposition of six elements: plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle, and song. The literary critic is sometimes cast in the role of scholarly detective, unearthing, authenticating, and editing unknown manuscripts. The poet doth not only show the way, but giveth so sweet a prospect into the way, as will entice any man to enter into. The decline of Neoclassicism is hardly surprising; literary theory had developed very little during two centuries of artistic, political, and scientific ferment. It is, however, different from a short story in that it is written in an essay format.
In practice, however, this distinction often proves artificial, and even the most single-minded concentration on a text may be informed by outside knowledge, while many notable works of criticism combine discussion of texts with broad arguments about the nature of literature and the principles. Review Essay, a review essay discusses the merits and demerits of a book and evaluates it through a review. His preference for forthright sincerity left him impatient with such intricate conventions as those of the pastoral elegy. Trillings influential The Liberal Imagination (1950) is simultaneously a collection of literary essays and an attempt to reconcile the claims of politics and art.