8 True or False Questions about Plato’s theory of inspiration & Tolstoy’s of infection, questions are on the doc. No Citation just answer True or False
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True or False
1. Plato wrote “For the poet is a light and winged and holy thing,” and by this, he meant that the poet is in full
possession of his mind and sense and full of invention.
2. Plato held that, in the manner of a magnet, the Muse first of all inspires men and from these inspired persons a
chain of other persons is suspended.
3. Following the analogy of the magnet, Plato held that the spectator is the last of the rings to receive the power
of the original, with the rhapsode and the actor being intermediate links, and the poet himself is the first link.
4. Plato held that lyric poets are in their right mind when they are composing their beautiful strain but not inspired
and possessed.
5. Tolstoy held that when something is art, the artist infects spectators or auditors with his or her thoughts.
6. Tolstoy held that the more individual the feeling transmitted, the more strongly does it act on the recipient.
7. Tolstoy held that clarity of expression assists infection.
8. Tolstoy held that the degree of infectiousness of art increased by the degree of sincerity in the artist.
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