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[Good Poets]

Pantaleon Eschenbrender
The University of Nashville Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Here, author Pantaleon Eschenbrender defines important diction and phrases in classical theater, giving the example of good poetry from the Classical Period. To Eschenbrender, writing requires piety and divine instruction from gods and muses. This traditional idea would be opposed by Enlightenment thinkers who secularized creative inspiration and stressed the faculties of the author himself.