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That would collapse the evident generic distinction between poetry and drama at its most crucial point: the means of expression. The best that can be said of rasa in the context of verbal (poetic) expression is that it is an aspect or element thereof. And it is in this way that the other 'original' school of criticism has treated it: an as alamkdra of speech: 126 Op. , p. 272 (prose between 6,31 and 32). Ibid. This remark provides the occasion for Abhinava's extensive comment in the Bharati (supra, note 119, infra 264-8), translated by Gnoli (SOR, 11).

Sanskrit Poetics, JAOS, 92, p. 80. The dhvani theory, which we discuss in the next section, so intimately involves and reinterprets the rasa, that much of the literature will be more appropriately noted there. , II, p. 18. 121 See GEROW, Indian Poetics, in Indian Literature, an Introduction. , 1580. 248 E. Gerow • Indian Poetics are treated: metre, dialectical variation, intonation (the figures are included in this part of the sastra (15-17)); more pertinently perhaps—from an Aristotelian point of view—the questions of characterization and plot or "action" {itivrtta: 19).

134 See C. KTJNHAN RAJA, Aristotle's Katharsis and Bharata's Sthaylbhavas, Adyar Library Bulletin, 12, pp. 1-16. , I, pp. 101-2; There were writers on rasa between Bharata and the Dhvanyaloka; none of their works have survived. But Abhinava gives an admirable resume of their views in the course of developing his own doctrine: see infra, p. 264-8. T. S. NANDI, The origin and development of the theory of rasa and dhvani, Ahmedabad 1973. ), so too, in an important sense, does verbal expression itself: that is, without trying to sound overtly paradoxical, the expressive goal (or "sense") of verbal art is often not the same thing as the expressive content of the words and sentences employed.

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