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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Accordingly, in the early fifteenth century, “in prose” could mean “in rhyme.” (To insult a kind of verse by calling it prose persisted for centuries, as when in 1880 Matthew Arnold delivered a famous verdict, “Dryden and Pope are not ...
That is by no means to say that poetry itself is ordinary or simple; it isn't. But if you stay alert, you can hear poetry in many places besides a classroom. You probably heard poetry on the day you were born, even though you could not ...
BOOK III [participants] SOCRATES–ADEIMANTUS [Socrates narrates:] Such then, I said, are our principles of theology—some tales are to be told, and others are not to be told to our disciples from their youth upwards, if we mean them to ...
By all means, he replied. But now that we are determining what classes of subjects are or are not to be spoken of, let us see whether any have been omitted by us. The manner in which gods and demigods and heroes and the world below ...
I do not understand what you mean, said Adeimantus. Then I must make you understand; and perhaps I may be more intelligible if I put the matter in this way. You are aware, I suppose, that all mythology and poetry is a narration of ...
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Controversy has long surrounded the poem. Sliding like an amoeba from one philosophy, culture, and generation to the next, it has only one truly defining feature: that it cannot be defined. In this ... Read full review
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