Final Lines

Some articles on final lines, lines:

Ode On A Grecian Urn - Critical Response - Beauty Is Truth Debate
... The 20th century marked the beginning of a critical dispute over the final lines of the poem and their relationship to the beauty of the whole work ... The last stanza enters stumbling upon a pun, but its concluding lines are very fine, and make a sort of recovery with their forcible directness ... Bridges believed that the final lines redeemed an otherwise bad poem ...

Famous quotes containing the words lines and/or final:

    ... when I awake in the middle of the night, since I knew not where I was, I did not even know at first who I was; I only had in the first simplicity the feeling of existing as it must quiver in an animal.... I spent one second above the centuries of civilization, and the confused glimpse of the gas lamps, then of the shirts with turned-down collars, recomposed, little by little, the original lines of my self.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    In the course of a life devoted less to living than to reading, I have verified many times that literary intentions and theories are nothing more than stimuli and that the final work usually ignores or even contradicts them.
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)