Thanks Rick & all the other friends of Burke who took
the time to write--all 8 of you in the last 2 hours!
Pretty good service from a listserv, eh?
> It's the opening sentence of "The Nature of Form," in "Lexicon Rhetoricae"
> in _Counter-Statement_. Its action was to move form from the (object)
> realm of text to the (human) realm of psychology, hence to make it a
> crucial aspect of symbolic action. Later psycholinguistic theories of
> reading (such notions as anticipation, closure) seem to me to parallel and
> confirm Burke's action in these sentences.
> At 04:00 PM 2/22/99 -0800, you wrote:
> >A semi-urgent request: can anyone out there (Rick?) give me
> >the citation information for Kenneth Burke's famous definition
> >of form as "an arousing and fulfillment of desires. A work has
> >form in so far as one part of it leads a reader to anticipate
> >another part, to be gratified by the sequence." If you can't
> >find the quotation, I guess it's still worthwhile putting up
> >on the net to read again, eh?
> >Sorry to clutter your screens. Will
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