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Do you often wonder why so many people, from artistic friends to English professors, rave about poetry? Then you've come to the right thesis. For my thesis surveys definitions of a concept to which both ancient and modern thinkers have attributed great poetry's astonishing effect: "sublimity". In addition, I delve into poems which exemplify these definitions—and for the grand finale, I offer a definition and accompanying poem of my own.
Pappas, Nick, "Why Some Lines Never Die: Ancient and Modern Accounts of the Poetic Sublime" (2020). Integral Program Senior Essays. 33.