The Poetics of Space Topics for Discussion

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Describe and discuss why Bachelard claims the methods of science and research are inadequate to explain and understand the poetic image.

List, describe and characterize at least five features of a poetic image.

Define and discuss the term "topophilia" and "topoanalysis" used by Bachelard.

Identify, describe and characterize at least five distinctions Bachelard makes between a country house and a city apartment.

Identify and explain the distinctions Bachelard makes between the use of a metaphor and an image in literature.

Compare and critique the similarities and differences between the respective theories of shell and nest formation proposed by Robinet and Michelet.

List and describe several significant features of the "Grand Benitier."

Describe and discuss the significance of the apple according to Cyrano de Bergerac.

Describe and discuss the significance of Tom Thumb's soft voice in the plow horse's ear.

Describe and explain how distance...

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