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It is often said that poetry is what is lost in translation

It is often said that poetry is what is lost in translation. But translation problems in general can arise as much from unwanted additions as unwanted losses. Discuss and illustrate. It might perhaps be called the ‘primary aim’ of translation to reflect the original source-language text as accurately as is possible. This is what can […]

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Critical Commentary on Sir Orfeo

The passage begins with a description of sixty ladies practicing falconry. From afar, Sir Orfeo marvels at the ‘fair game’, with a nostalgic state of mind, as he would have done this in happier times, when he was king and with his wife, Heurodis. Sir Orfeo then sees his ‘quen’ and ‘Dam’ who has been […]

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Wordsworth’s The Prelude

In Wordsworth’s The Prelude he discusses the importance of imagination and nature in childhood in order to shape the human being. Jose, Opal and Billie Jo have all experienced nature and use their imaginations freely, which has shaped the people they are and are to become. Jose’s experiences relate to Wordsworth in section 9 lines […]

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The Aesthetic Attitude

Kant’s Critique of Judgment attempts to answer how feeling can be both aesthetic and universal. The article uses the beautiful to define these feelings. Claiming that something is beautiful is making a universal judgment, a statement which aims to win the agreement of all rational beings. Yet the basis for this judgment appears to be […]

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