5 years ago
"As far as possible, the poet should act the story as he writes it. People of the same temperament are more persuasive if they actually feel the emotions they enact: someone actually in distress best acts out distress, someone really angry best acts out rage. This is why, in order to write tragic poetry, you must be either a genius who can adapt himself to anything, or a madman who lets himself get carried away."
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