Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(10/20/2013 10:21:00 PM)
Hi Danny, Good question. It would embellish and enhance the existing masterpiece, then the real questions would begin to be asked. There are examples of poems written with deeper and unexplained stylistic complementations. There is a poem written by Lewis Carroll about a mouse that can be put into that category, I think. Best wishes.
(10/18/2013 10:04:00 PM)
JC, do u think that 'languages' (in its origional form) could be translated into other language?
And i think " Poetry" is the most complex and irritated of all human faculties to be translated verbatim.it's a Gordian knot.
POETRY is backed by CULTURE, and every culture evolved differently.i.e in time and space
(10/18/2013 3:38:00 PM)
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H, what do you mean " whereupon it was found that, purely by accident, it rhymed" ? If the original were written in rhyme (which would be probable since most early poetry was meant to be recited and rhyme (or other formal devices) was an aide to memory) , the challenge for the translator would be to compose a good poem in ENGLISH; the best translations I've read of any language into English avoid the strait-jacket of form and focus instead on powerfully equivalent diction, figures of speech and tone. The worst translations reproduce the formal aspects of the original. When form deforms, it should be jettisoned.
(10/18/2013 2:46:00 PM)
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Enhance. I think when a poem is rhymed with skill and subtlety it enhances the beauty and rhythm of it. If it's not done skillfully however, it has the opposite effect. 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' would be an example of the former.