By Evelyn Vaughn
The Marian priestesses as soon as secure the Madonna mosaic, key to a legacy of peace and womanly energy. They have been hunted down via forces who didn't comprehend their calling. Now their descendants are searching for the past — and stirring an enemy who will kill to maintain them silent....
Museum curator Catrina Dauvergne knew the earthquakes couldn't be her fault. however the beheaded our bodies and useful artifacts printed via the cracks within the earth have been her destiny to discover. to guard them, she needs to danger her life — and hand over the only guy whose love and recognize she so much wants. but if future calls and forgotten historical past waits to be reclaimed or misplaced eternally, this lady will answer....
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Richards creates ten descriptive categories that illustrate the elements of confusion or misreading that plague his students. First, many students have trouble ‘making out the plain sense’ of a poem, a failure ‘to understand it, both as a statement and as an expression’ (13). Second, the misapprehension of meter and rhythm often occurs. As Richards makes clear, there is a wide gap between the reader who ‘naturally and immediately perceives this form and movement’ and the reader who ‘either ignores it or has to build it up laboriously with finger-counting, table-tapping, and the rest’ (14).
The universal can only be experienced through the specific, the particular, the tangible. In Understanding Poetry (1938), Brooks and Warren suggest that ‘poetry gives us knowledge. It is a knowledge of ourselves in relation to the world of experience, and to that world considered, not statistically, but in terms of human purposes and values’ (xiii). Despite their critique of Aristotle’s contention that literature is an imitation of life, in their practice the New Critics always return to art as representative of human life.
479) Formalist Criticism 29 It is this grasping after the universal that inevitably led to the demise of formalism in general and New Criticism in particular. While during the first half of the twentieth century most did not condemn the desire of critics to find what might offer universal connection between humans and their cultures – a dominant modernist perspective – the critical practice that emerged from this desire became a tool for British and American dominance and an easy target of critique from more socially oriented forms of criticism like Marxism, feminism, and reader-response theory.