The Contexts of Poetry

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Little, Brown, 1963 - Poetry - 200 pages
This lucid introduction to the study of poetry has unusual qualities that should recommend it strongly to undergraduates and students of literature. A sound balance is struck between well-known and comparatively obscure poems. The author's lively analysis of modern work and his penetrating judgments give the book a sense of adventure. His arrangement of the chapters round various poetic 'kinds' -- sonnet, ode, epistle, ballad and so on -- with each studied historically, is most rewarding.

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