||Grammartical work based on a theoretical conversation between the 12th century grammarian R. David Kimhe and the 18th century Haskalah memeber Joel Brill.
Solomon b. Judah Loeb Lewison of Mor, Hungary (c. 1789-1822), a most gifted Haskalah scholar and a remarkable stylist. He is most famous for his Melizat Yeshurun (Vienna, 1816), a book of normative poetics illustrated with examples from the Bible, where Lewisohn attempts to define poetic forms. The poet's personal emotional confession, written with dramatic pathos, intrudes on some of the explanations and definitions which are of an apparently prescriptive nature. Poetry, according to Lewisohn, is a phenomenon existing in and of itself and affecting the entire universe. He thus freed himself of the neoclassical distinctions which tried to create a balance between reason and sentiment, and to harmonize between aesthetic experience for its own sake and the didactic objective of the work, the latter, according to neoclassicism, having to guide poetry. Using biblical rhetoric, Lewisohn posits a normative order, in which he demonstrates how the sublime scriptural effects were designed to arouse reactions of wonder and amazement in the reader.