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|POETA nascitur non fit," the poet is born not made. Most maxims have a flaw in |
their composition, the one quoted differs from the ordinary saw in being literally
true. The poet is born, not made, and the truth is manifest in this, that every soul ...
|A bit at a time, in casual conversation, I absorbed at least some of Oscar Williams' |
philosophy of poets and poetry. “Poets are born, not made,” he said to me more
than once. Sitting in our backyard with him in the summer time, I felt like the ...
|It is widely acknowledged that a poet has a right to seek his own as far back as |
Chaucer and a prose writer as far back as Tyndale. ... Professors of rhetoric (
speechcraft) hold ' poets are born, not made; but prose writers are made, not born
|Poetry of an Australian post-war baby boomer, who grew up in the 60's era.|
|We Instruct a "Hoosier Poet." James Whitcomb Riley Raises His Voice in Support |
of an Outworn Dogma. HORACE'S wise saw — "poets are born, not made" — has
been confirmed by so many modern instances that argument on the point ...
|A professional poet nowadays is always poor, though he is not always a poor |
poet. Poets are born, not made; that's why there are so many of them. A poet is a
man to whom a statue is erected after he has died in poverty and neglect. Many a
|How could someone named Shakespeare, the playful hidden argument runs, not |
have owed his polish, indeed his very birth, to the forge? In this fresh and original
turning of the traditional dictum that a poet is born rather than made Jonson ...
|His name is Shakespeare. but, then, Shakespeare was, luckily, not so great in |
analysis as Mr. browning. ... just as much as is a bird, a tree, or a mammal. not
only is it true that a poet is born, not made, but it is equally true that his poem is
|"You estimate your talent for poetry too highly," said Osborne to Ralph, at one of |
their literary interviews. "Poets are born, not made; and I hardly think you was
born one." "Much obliged for your compliment," replied Ralph, not at all
|Chapter X WHY AM I A POET? A poet is born, not made, they say; it's in the poet's |
nature to write poems. But how do you know you're a “born” poet? You have to
have the “voice,” but, like an opera singer's, it has to be trained. My education in ...