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    imagination personality poem

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    The author of a work of imagination is trying to effect us wholly, as human beings, whether he knows it or not; and we are affected by it, as human beings, whether we intend to be or not. I suppose that everything we eat has some effect upon us than merely the pleasure of taste and mastication; it affects us during the process of assimilation and digestion; and I believe that exactly the same is true of any thing we read.
    The fact that what we read does not concern merely something called our literary taste, but that it affects directly, though only amongst many other influences , the whole of what we are, is best elicited , I think, by a conscientious examination of the history of our individual literary education. Consider the adolescent reading of any person with some literary sensibility. Everyone, I believe, who is at all sensible to the seductions of poetry, can remember some moment in youth when he or she was completely carried away by the work of one poet. Very likely he was carried away by several poets, one after the other. The reason for this passing infatuation is not merely that our sensibility to poetry is keener in adolescence than in maturity. What happens is a kind of inundation, or invasion of the undeveloped personality, the empty (swept and garnished) room, by the stronger personality of the poet. The same thing may happen at a later age to persons who have not done much reading. One author takes complete possession of us for a time; then another, and finally they begin to affect each other in our mind. We weigh one against another; we see that each has qualities absent from others, and qualities incompatible with the qualities of others: we begin to be, in fact, critical: and it is our growing critical power which protects us from excessive possession by anyone literary personality. The good critic- and we should all try to critics, and not leave criticism to the fellows who write reviews in the papers- is the man who, to a keen and abiding sensibility, joins wide and increasingly discriminating. Wide reading is not valuable as a kind of hoarding, and the accumulation of knowledge or what sometimes is meant by the term a well-stocked mind. It is valuable because in the process of being affected by one powerful personality after another, we cease to be dominated by anyone, or by any small number. The very different views of life, cohabiting in our minds, affect each other, and our own personality asserts itself and gives each a place in some arrangement peculiar to our self.

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    TITLE : IMAGINATION AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

    Man willingly or not is prone to knowledge and imagination. Though it happens throughout life yet literary choices do get maturer by time. Man while reading something expresses his feelings by living in the scenario and this decides the genre of literature he reads like at youth one loves reading romantic poets while at later stages it is replaced with something bit serious. This change of interest leads to serial alteration of authors and books. Reading something new always gives reader an unlimited strength of imagination to think in different ways while considering himself in different situations. This develops the ability to judge between good or bad and to keep only notable flares of these imaginations/personalities. By going through the imaginations of many people, one can develop a personality that is a composition of all imaginative characters rather than restricting himself to only one role model.

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    Re: imagination personality poem

    Hello Pasaris, and thanks for joining the forum.

    Do you have a question for us?

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    Re: imagination personality poem

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Hello Pasaris, and thanks for joining the forum.

    Do you have a question for us?
    yes, I am preparing for an exam of English and wanted some help from you as I am not a native speaker and this exam is quite precise so I posted a paragraph above with its precis, just help me to attempt and enhance precis writing skills and other English composition stuff, thanks

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    Re: imagination personality poem

    First, please click the Edit button to include a full citation to where you got that text from.

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