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A verbal art like poetry is reflective it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become
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"A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become"

- W. H. Auden

About this Quote

W.H. Auden's quote talks to the differences between poetry and music. He suggests that poetry is reflective, as it requires the reader to stop briefly and consider the words and their significance. Music, on the other hand, is immediate and constant. It does not require the very same level of reflection as poetry, but instead moves on and continues on. This quote highlights the special qualities of both art types, and how they can be used to reveal different ideas and feelings. Poetry can be used to check out complicated topics and ideas, while music can be utilized to produce a sensation of energy and movement. Both art kinds can be used to create powerful and meaningful masterpieces.

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W. H. Auden This quote is written / told by W. H. Auden between February 21, 1907 and September 29, 1973. He was a famous Poet from England. The author also have 59 other quotes.

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