Sidneyova Obrana básnictví jako strategie vyrovnání s antickými a kontinentálními vzory
SIDNEY’S THE DEFENCE OF POESY AS A STRATEGY OF DEALING WITH ANCIENT AND CONTINENTAL EXAMPLES
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The study deals with the main tenets of Philip Sidney’s poetics on the basis of his The Defence of Poesy and his poetry (mainly Astrophil and Stella) in the context of Elizabethan considerations of the classical aesthetic concepts (especially that of Aristotle and Horace) and some of the Renaissance continental examples. Sidney’s Defence of Poesy represents a fundamental step in establishing poetry as the creator of its own world, its so–called second nature, and points out the poetry’s ability to create figures and imitate reality; thus the main value of poetry lies in creating clear rhetorical images of moral truth. So Sidney’s poetics plays an important role in establishing English poetry as a device of the national cultural and social independence.
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