IA Richards’ Concept of Four Kinds of Meaning

IA Richards’ concept of four kinds of meaning has played a very significant role in New Criticism and modern tensional poetics. Pointing to the difficulty of all reading and of arriving at a universal meaning, Richards, in his Practical Criticism (1929) suggests that there are several kinds of meanings and that the “total meaning” is… Read More IA Richards’ Concept of Four Kinds of Meaning