Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Poet's Task

"The poet's task is to speak not of events which have occurred, but of the the kind of events which could occur, and are possible by the standards of probability or necessity."

- Aristotle, translated by Stephen Halliwell. The Poetics of Aristotle: translation and commentary. Chapel Hill: London, 1987. pg 40.

What an amazing quote.

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