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To write prose and verse, to hammer out little tunes on the piano and to draw and
paint, are instinctive with a great many young persons. It is a form of play, due
merely to the exuberance of their years, and is no more significant than a child's ...
Verse has a specific dramatic value as anyone can see by observing in himself
the thrilling effect of a tirade in one of Racine's plays or of any of Shakespeare's
great set pieces; and this is independent of the sense; it is due to the emotional ...
... painters philosophizing, and novelists preaching sermons; we see poets
impatient with their own harmony trying to fit with their verse the other harmony of
prose, and we see the writers of prose trying to force on it the rhythms of verse.
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review