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In the line from stanza 2, our anticipation is frustrated by a dropped syllable between ‘dead’ and ‘thing’; we perceive a deviation from the norm, and this is what produces aesthetic significance. A Formalist would also note finer differences of rhythm produced by syntactical differences between the two lines (for example, the first has a strong caesura, the second none). Poetry exercises a controlled violence upon practical language, which is thereby deformed in order to compel our attention to its constructed nature.

Fekete, John, The Critical Twilight: Explorations in the Ideology of AngloAmerican Literary Theory from Eliot to McLuhan (Routledge, London, 1977). Graff, Gerald, Professing Literature: An Institutional History (Chicago University Press, Chicago, 1987). qxd 07/02/2005 14:43 Page 28 . 28 A READER’S GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORY Lentricchia, Frank, After the New Criticism [1980] (Methuen, London, 1983). MacCullum, Patricia, Literature and Method: Towards a Critique of I. A. Richards, T. S.

A ‘plot’ is clearly distinguished from a story upon which a plot may be based. A plot is the artful disposition of the incidents which make up a story. A Greek tragedy usually starts with a ‘flashback’, a recapitulation of the incidents of the story which occurred prior to those which were selected for the plot. In Virgil’s Aeneid and in Milton’s Paradise Lost, the reader is plunged in medias res (‘into the middle of things’), and earlier incidents in the story are introduced artfully at various stages in the plot, often in the form of retrospective narration: Aeneas narrates the Fall of Troy to Dido in Carthage, and Raphael relates the War in Heaven to Adam and Eve in Paradise.

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