"A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Poetry Analytical Essay by Top Papers

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Poetry
A look at "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Sydney's defense of poetry.
# 130550 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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In this article, the writer studies Act III Scene 1 of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. The writer focuses on Sir Philip Sydney's defense of poetry in the play.

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"This paper discusses Act III Scene 1 in the light of Sir Philip Sydney's contention in his "A Defence of Poetry" that "Poesie therefore, is an Art of Imitation: for so Aristotle termeth it in the word mimesis (24), that is to say, a representing, counterfeiting, or figuring forth to speak Metaphorically. A speaking Picture, with this end to teach and delight." Act III begins when the craftmen bumble in to set up their attempt at drama. Puck asks ironically, "What hempen ..."

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