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Re: A Problem Like the Sonnets
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0955  Thursday, 15 May 2003

From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Thursday, 15 May 2003 10:13:47 +0100
Subject: 14.0942 Re: A Problem Like the Sonnets
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0942 Re: A Problem Like the Sonnets

>But I still don't understand what an un-felt emotion is. To
>imagine an emotion requires a rudimentary knowledge of the emotion being
>imagined. To portray it requires that both the author and the
>viewer/reader
>have felt it.

I have not felt the complex web of emotions that might accompany winning
?1,000,000 on the lotto. But I reckon I could have a fair stab at
portraying those emotions.

I suppose it depends on whether one thinks of emotions as "types" - e.g.
sadness, happiness, fear, grief, etc. - or complex and context-specific.

m

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