Friday, August 10, 2018

Propositions & Poetry; Story & Power

Propositions and poetry do indeed communicate with power. Absolutely. But that power is only on loan to them from their fountainhead, story. Any life-blood the twins proposition and poetry inherently possess comes to them directly from the very heart of a grand story or metanarrative. Take away that story and you take away, not only the power, but any sense of meaning or life whatsoever. State any proposition -- with all its boldness and bluntness. The proposition means nothing outside of story. Read any poetry -- with all its word pictures and figures of speech. The poem means nothing outside of story. Such is the power and place of story in communication. 

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