Northrop Frye defines satire as militant irony that is fantastical or moralizing. Both are always present, but the degrees vary. The satirist departs from reality so they have something with which reality can be compared. 175 more words
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In ordinary life a coincidence is a piece of design for which we can find no practical use.
—Frye, Northrop. The Northrop Frye Quote Book (p. 79). Dundurn. Kindle Edition.
“Wisdom is the central form which gives meaning and position to all the facts which are acquired by knowledge, the digestion and assimilation of whatever in the material world the man comes in contact with.” 110 more words
In his book Anatomy of Criticism, Northrop Frye argued that poetry (and art in general) when taken as a whole express the totality of human experience, including our inner, subjective responses to our experience. 1,635 more words