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
Date Written: May 5, 2009
"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
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