The Poetization of Metaphors in the Work of Novalis

The Poetization of Metaphors in the Work of Novalis

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The poet Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis) (1772-1801) exemplifies romantic ideals in his nostalgic yearning for spiritual fulfillment and, in doing so, invokes the language of authentic mystics. While romantics and mystics believe in the common goal of original union, the path toward wholeness has led them down separate roads, which, it may be argued, have converged only linguistically. This book, therefore, emphasizes the importance of examining metaphors in their respective traditions.To awaken in people their ability aquot;to seeaquot; (contrast to mystic aquot;to close the eyesaquot;) is the romantic role of poetry and in doing so, ... 18 In early romantic philosophy, language was the outward representation of inner states of consciousness. Herdera#39;s essay aquot;On the Origin of Languageaquot; rejects the notion of divine origin of language for the belief that it is truly a construct ... age (Classical period) with its correctness instead of beauty and hence appropriate for the philosophical age of language.

Title:The Poetization of Metaphors in the Work of Novalis
Author: Veronica Freeman
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2006

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