” A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is, otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named. “


” The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry? “


” Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine. “


” One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry. “


” From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become, from what the ancients did, what poetry must be. “



All 5 Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quotes about Poetry in picture


A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is, otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.
The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?


Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.
One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become, from what the ancients did, what poetry must be.
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