Minding: Feeling, Form, and Meaning in the Creation of Poetic Iconicity

COGNITIVE POETICS: GOALS, GAINS, AND GAPS, Geert Brône and Jeroen Vandaele, (eds.), pp. 169-196, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2009

28 Pages Posted: 8 May 2009

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Margaret H. Freeman

Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts - MICA

Date Written: May 5, 2009

Abstract

"Minding" reflects the fact that the mind is not simply engaged in reasoning, but that reasoning is motivated by feeling. This paper explores the role of feeling in form that enables poetic iconicity. Two poems, one by Thomas Hardy and the other by Emily Dickinson are analyzed to show how form-feeling enables poetic iconicity to occur.

Keywords: minding, blending, iconicity, form, feeling, Hardy, Dickinson

Suggested Citation

Freeman, Margaret H., Minding: Feeling, Form, and Meaning in the Creation of Poetic Iconicity (May 5, 2009). COGNITIVE POETICS: GOALS, GAINS, AND GAPS, Geert Brône and Jeroen Vandaele, (eds.), pp. 169-196, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2009 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1399786

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