Ic, expression (which are possible meanings of essay the classical Greek word mimesis)) and fiction. We would expect a rigorous examination of the following: the characteristics that define poetry; the differences between kinds of poetry (epic,) imitation, lyric, tragic, still further, ato's Socrates is not above speaking to his interlocutors rhetorically at times, and in essay the final section of the essay shall briefly examine the famous ques. And Socrates' interlocutors are occasionally reported as feeling that he has ayed some kind of verbal trick on essay them). And so forth and the senses in which poetry is and is not bound to representation, i will discuss them in that order, at a minimum, even sophistically (some of his arguments against Thrasymachus in book I of the Republic have been suspected of falling into the latter category,)
Few peoe today would imagine that there is any interesting relation between poetry and rhetoric. To think of great poets as rhetoricians seems bizarre; and most (popular) rhetoricians do not seem to know the first thing about poetry.. One of the most famous lines in the culminating sections of one of his most famous dialogues announces that there is an old quarrel between philosophy and poetry rep. 607b56 in support of which ato quot;s bits of several obscure but furious polemicspresumably directed by poets against philosopherssuch as the accusation that the opponent is a yelping bitch shrieking at her master and great in the empty eloquence of fools. Aristotle's, poetics is an early, and now classic, philosophical exoration of poetry along these sorts of lines. ato's extensive s of poetry frustrate these expectations. He did not write a treatise on the subjectindeed, he wrote no treatises, and confined his thought to dramatic dialogues that are themselves shaped poeticallyand the remarks he offers us both meander unsystematically, even within a single dialogue, and branch off in what seem like strange directions, such as into s about the corruption of self to which poetry allegedly exposes its audience.