Plato uses this mirror symbol more successfully in that he makes the assertion that that in which is imitated, as is a mirror image, is far from the truth. Shelley only states that the image (poetry) is more beautiful than the truth, which is distorted... Showed first 250 characters
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Shelley only states that the image (poetry) is more beautiful than the truth, which is distorted.
Plato and Shelley both portray their ideas of poetry through rhetorical devices but Plato's argument is much more solid. Because of his Socratic writing form and effective use of metaphors, Plato's devices persuasively outweigh Shelley's form, analogies and metaphors... Showed next 250 characters
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