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Poetic Atomism in Seventeenth-Century England: Henry More, Thomas Traherne and "Scientific Imagination."

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Abstract:

Seventeenth-century English poets found atomism, the doctrine that matter was composed of minute, discrete, and separable particles, profoundly disturbing. Atomistic metaphor in the works of poets such

Keywords: Atomism; England; More, Henry; Poetry; Traherne, Thomas

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1477-4658.00104

Publication date: 1991-09-01

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