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misprision


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Misreading or misunderstanding. Harold Bloom, in his theory of the anxiety of influence, uses the term to mean a kind of defensive distortion by which a poet creates a poem in reaction against another poet's powerful ‘precursor’ poem, and which is also necessarily involved in all readers' interpretations of poetry.

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