Examples of Riding in a sentence
For Graves and Riding, too, the question of reading is inseparable from the question of criticism:The cautiousness of the plain reader’s opinion creates an intermediary stage between himself and this poetry: the literary critic.
Graves and Riding insist that, ‘the reader should enter the life of the poem and submit himself to its conditions in order to know it as it really is’ (SMP 123).
On 13 August 1869, the "Geelong Advertiser" reported that John ARGUS, " a well known farmer in the District", stood as a candidate for Moriac Riding in the Shire of Barrabool against the retiring member, John Hensley.
Ranging over a number of world literatures, organized around literary invention, and oriented towards teaching the student how to read, Pound’s course echoed the arguments of Q, Graves, Riding, and Richards.
Our philosophy and aims are in line with the East Riding Languages Statement (Appendix A).
Robert Graves and Laura Riding, A Survey of Modernist Poetry (London: William Heinemann, 1927) p.5. Further references within the text.Eliot, Graves and Riding are acutely aware of the great reach of the question of reading and its consequences for literary judgment and university education: ‘The important thing to recognize in a time of popular though superficial education,’ they write, ‘is the necessity of emphasizing to the reading public the differences between good and bad poems’ (SMP 19-20).
Graves and Riding are enunciating a fantasy of reading in which nothing goes unnoticed, a fantasy in which every possibility plays out, the fantasy that Empson chases relentlessly in Seven Types of Ambiguity.
Rather than addressing this reading public, Graves and Riding talk again and again of ‘the plain reader’ somewhat behind her back, addressing an imagined audience that remains undefined and falls somewhere between the university reader and the modernist poet.
Graves and Riding hint towards thissolution, writing that modernist poetry, ‘has attempted to discipline itself with a professionalized criticism’ (SMP 260).
What is more, Graves and Riding bring up theprimary imperative that would shape these nascent theorizations of close reading: read less, more carefully.