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Title: Platonism in the Poetry of Wordsworth Shelley and Keats A Reassessment
Researcher: Mamadge Pandurang Dhondiram
Guide(s): More Kranti V.
Keywords: Arts and Humanities
Language and Linguisticsn
University: Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
Completed Date: 2020
Abstract: Platonism is a term that refers to the doctrines of Greek philosopher Plato. Especially, it refers to idealist belief that, the perceptible world is an illusionary shadow of some higher realms of transcendental ideas or forms. Despite Plato s hostility to poets as misleading imitators of worldly illusions, Platonic ideals have repeatedly been adopted in western literature. newlinePlato was one of the greatest philosophers of beauty and the most unmatched ethical idealist, but he is known as the prime and unabashed enemy of poetry in both the history of ideas and aesthetics. It is one of the greatest ironies regarding Plato. After Plato, poetry is perpetually being defended against him and the other poetry haters. Sidney has aptly coined the term mysomousoi to denote poetry-haters. Plato drew a perfect line between pseudo-poetry and poetry proper. He was mainly concerned with the didactic side of art and literature. He believed that poetry should subserve individuals and social morality. Plato was not against all types of poetry. He was against the abuse of poetry. In the ideal Republic, he welcomed those poets who composed hymns to gods and panegyrics of famous men. Despite Plato s hatred for poets as misleading imitators of worldly illusions, Platonic ideas have repeatedly been adopted in western Literature. He exerted both positive and negative influence upon the advocates and the antagonists of poetry and art in the succeeding ages. The puritans never failed to employ his weapons to combat the insidious influence of poetry, while its defenders like Sidney, William Wordsworth, S. T. Coleridge, P. B. Shelley and John Keats, invoked his theory of inspiration to uphold the dignity of art and literature. The influence of Plato s ideas and philosophy is seen on the poems of William Wordsworth, P. B. Shelley and John Keats. newlineWilliam Wordsworth (1770-1850) is especially known as nature poet. Though Wordsworth is familiar usually as a poet of nature, it is wrong to declare that he wrote only about nature. By studying his po
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Appears in Departments:Department of English

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