Poetry and Consciousness

  • Kenneth Stocks


Although innocence and experience are not antithetical in poetry, it is still necessary to maintain a distinction between them. In terms of the poet’s consciousness, it is the distinction between the common substratum of the human consciousness and the developed mouldings and formulations of the consciousness that make it particular to the individual poet and to the age in which he lives — though there is inevitably some oversimplification in thus allocating to different levels two such interconnected modes.


Traditional Belief Underlying Reality Human Meaning Modern Temper Ordinary Consciousness 
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© the Estate of Kenneth Stocks 1988

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