Aristotle's Relationship Between Mythos And Dianoia

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Aristotle specified there division in the six parts associated with literature: Mythos plot, and Ethos-character setting, and Dianoia theme or meaning. All these three parts are available in prose, drama and poetry .But the differentiation in genre depends upon the respective intensity. Poetry specifically lyric poetry, is inclined to theme or dianoia . Depending upon the relation between mythos and dianoia, an azimuth of the evolution of poetry can precisely be postulated. Wherefrom, the historical existence of modern poetry will be explicit to us . On one side of this azimuth of evolution lies the Mythos, of plot or matter and on the other side of the absolute parallelism of dianoia lies colossal contrast. On one side, the poetry says, whatever the poet has to say and on the other side, poetry does not delineate what the poet says. The history of poetry is established on the oscillation and fluctuation of intensity between these two opposite poles. This oscillation can easily be perceived in one more way, the way in which the history of poetry can well be arranged in a different style. Like all other branches of literature, poetry too has two types of inclination or tendencies towards positive ending and tendency towards negative ending. Generally, when the poet is a socialist – a representative of the society, or in other words, when the society at large, talks about the poet’s philosophy, on behalf of the poet’s own being the positive tendency unfurls itself. This, in
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