Longinus claims repeatedly, that it is at the heart of the true literary experience for the reader..

Longinus claims repeatedly, that it is at the heart of the true literary experience for the reader and audience, and that the true poet should always be striving to achieve this so-called sublime effect. Venture a definition of the sublime according to Longinus: What does it look like/feel like in poetry? Horace was also interested in the affects and effects that poetry had upon its audience, yet I would propose that Horaces take on the rhetorical relationship between writer and reader, with his special emphasis on the marketplace of writing/reading is quite different then the rhetorical relationship that Longinus theorizes. Perhaps, consider how Longinus and Horace speak to one another, or past one another.