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A Christian analytic methodology for the structural analysis of poetry: An explication

G. F.T. Kuschke
Literator | Vol 3, No 2 | a981 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v3i2.981 | © 1982 G. F.T. Kuschke | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 May 1982 | Published: 09 May 1982

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G. F.T. Kuschke, Department of German, South Africa

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No sectionalistic psychocritique, thematic review or any positive approach, can comprehensively analyse the totality of a literary text. Such analyses fall short and fail to unlock the poem in its dimensional potentiality. The necessity of an integrated structural approach which will open up, analyse and evaluate poetry in its multi-dimensional/valencial possibilities is thus evident.


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