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Ars Poetica

Ars Poetica


by Archibald MacLeish

Ars Poetica: Name That Theme True or False

1. "A poem should not mean but be" is the speaker's opinion on the nature of -> art and culture
2. A poem being "wordless" best evokes the theme of -> language and communication
3. A poem being "motionless in time" gives us a clear sense of the speaker's meditation on -> versions of reality
4. That "globed fruit" captures the speaker's ideas about the way we should sense -> time
5. The speaker's ideas about memory and the mind are really examples of a person's -> mortality