Sub Topics: Unification of Sensibility and Dissociation of Sensibility
Key Words: Unification of sensibility , T. S. Eliot , Metaphysical poets Elizabethan ,Jacobean dramatists, ,Donne, images ,Shakespeare, Middleton , Webster, ,Dryden, Milton , Criticism
“In the seventeenth century a dissociation of sensibility set in from which we have never recovered.”
- T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)
Selected Essays, "The Metaphysical Poets"
By ‘Unification of sensibility’, T. S. Eliot means ‘a fusion of thought and feeling’, ‘are creation of thought into feeling’, and ‘a direct sensuous apprehension of thought’. He argued that the Metaphysical poets, together with the Elizabethan and the Jacobean dramatists, had a mechanism of sensibility which could accommodate any kind of experience.