Classic Writings on Poetry
The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty. He is a sovereign, and stands on the centre.—Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet"
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Aristotle 31 Poetics 33 3. Horace 63 “Ars Poetica” 64 4. Publius Cornelius Tacitus 75 Germania (excerpt) 76 5. Longinus(?) 79 “On the Sublime” (excerpt) 80 6. Snorri Sturluson 107 Ska ́ldskaparma ́l 109 7. Sir Philip Sidney 115 The ...
Aristotle's Poetics has to do with much besides poetry itself, however defined, and many of his observations would apply to works in prose as well those in verse. That flexibility may have something to do with the origin of the words ...
... excitement of poetry, he neglect justice and virtue? Yes, he said; I have been convinced by the argument, as I believe that any one else would have been. 2 aristotle (384–322 b.c.) W. B. Yeats's “Among School Children,” The Republic 29.
W. B. Yeats's “Among School Children,” which has to do with schools and teachers, calls Aristotle “solider”—solider than Plato, that is: “Solider Aristotle played the taws / Upon the bottom of a king of kings,” spanking a young pupil ...
But Aristotle had none of these impure desires to satisfy; in whatever sphere of interest, he looked solely and steadfastly at the object; in his short and broken treatise he provides an eternal example—not of laws, or even of method, ...
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3 Ars Poetica by Horace
4 Germania excerpt by Publius Cornelius Tacitus
5 On the Sublime excerpt by Longinus?
6 Skáldskaparmál by Snorri Sturluson
7 The Defence of Poesy by Sir Philip Sidney
8 Of Education excerpt by John Milton
18 English Bards and Scotch Reviewers excerpt by George Gordon Lord Byron
19 A Defence of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley
20 The Poet by William Cullen Bryant
21 Poems by John Keats
22 The Poet excerpt by Ralph Waldo Emerson
23 Aurora Leigh Fifth Book excerpt by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
24 Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
25 The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe
10 An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope
Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot by Alexander Pope
11 Lives of the Poets excerpts by Samuel Johnson
12 The Progress of Poesy by Thomas Gray
13 Observations Prefixed to Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth
14 Biographia Literaria Chapter XIV by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
15 The State of Modern Poetry excerpt by Francis Jeffrey
16 On Poetry in General excerpt by William Hazlitt
17 The Four Ages of Poetry excerpt by Thomas Love Peacock
26 Preface to Leaves of Grass first edition 1855 excerpt by Walt Whitman
27 The Study of Poetry by Matthew Arnold
28 Poems by Emily Dickinson
29 Proofs of Holy Writ by Rudyard Kipling
30 A Retrospect by Ezra Pound
31 The Possibility of a Poetic Drama by T S Eliot
32 Poetic Reality and Critical Unreality by Laura Riding Jackson