Liu Zhitao
Shanghai International Studies University, China


The narrativeness of poetry is still considered as a technique of the poets. It is treated as a study of narratology in poetry. The traditional narrative mode of “teller and tale” is quite restrained and couldn’t be applied in explaining poetic works. Factually, the narrativeness of poetry is crucial to the aesthetics and is power driven. The argumentation towards the narrativeness of poetry is realized by the study of the dynamics in poetic works. The “teller and tale” mode should be improved, for it is applicable to novel, but not necessarily for poetry. The narrativeness of poetry lies in the dynamics built within. It is realized by the poetic state as a whole rather than the mode “teller and tale”, for not every poetic works aims at telling stories. As Borges once made his statement in This Craft of Verse, poetry is just around the corner and ready to embrace you any time. The dynamics of the poetic narrativeness grants the vitality to poetry, thus its beauty transcends regardless of history. Every time poetry embraces you, it is the something calls you from the inner world. Naturally it overflows the verse reflecting the scene. All in this process is communicated by the poetic state within the poems. The power inside drive the poetic works from the spiritual world to the occasions compatible many a time. All the feelings and emotions generate from the dynamics of the poetic narrativeness, thus the communication would successfully improve, which is called“诗境和谐”(Harmony of the poetic state) in Chinese. So, the poetic narration is power-driven mode. The essay would be the analysis of the elements in the poetic dynamics, namely poetical sense, poetical sentiment, and poetical speech compatible with Chinese “诗情”,“诗意”,“诗话”, which grant an initial try to the establishment of the mode of poetic narrativeness dynamics.


Poetic narrative, narratology, image, empathy, poetic state