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"poetic faith"
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorDJ Doena
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currently I am trying to translate this Wikipedia article to
german. But I have a problem with Coleridge's quote:

yet so as to transfer from our inward nature a human interest and a semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.

How would you re-phrase the part of the sentence "which constitutes poetic faith"? I have no idea what "poetic faith" should be. Unfortunately it comes up again later in the "criticism of the theory".
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It's been a really long time since I read any Coleridge, so I could be way off base here, but I think what he's talking about is the faith the reader places in the poet that their suspension of disbelief will be justified in the long run.
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