Friday, October 16, 2015

erudition & facet

Quotations:

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
Indeed, the extreme subtlety and erudition of Donne's poems to his patrons seems to show that one effect of writing for such an audience is to exaggerate the poet's ingenuity.

But a change of inspiration that has killed many poets - witness Tennyson and the Idylls of the King - only stimulated another side of Donne's many-sided nature and many-faceted brain.

Definitions:

erudition:
great academic knowledge;

facet:
1. a particular part or aspect of sth;
2. to cut facets in something, especially a gemstone;

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