Signi Lenea Falk: On "Ars Poetica"
"Ars Poetica" has been called MacLeish's ultimate expression of the art-for-art's-sake tenet. Taken as one statement of his theory, the poem does defy the "hair splitting analysis of modern criticism." Written in three units of double-line stanzas and in rhyme, it makes the point that a poem is an intimation rather than a full statement, that it should "be motionless in time"; that it has no relation to generalities of truth, historical fact, or love-variations, perhaps, of truth, beauty, and goodness.
|Title||Signi Lenea Falk: On "Ars Poetica"||Type of Content||Criticism|
|Criticism Author||Signi Lenea Falk||Criticism Target||Archibald MacLeish|
|Criticism Type||Poet||Originally Posted||01 Jun 2020|
|Publication Status||Excerpted Criticism||Publication||Archibald MacLeish|
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