A STUDY OF POETRY

BY BLISS PERRY Professor of English Literature in Harvard University AUTHOR OF "A STUDY OF PROBE FICTION," "WALT WHITMAN," "THE AMERICAN MIND," ETC.

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riberside Press Cambridge 1920

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A Study of Poetry
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Contents *
  • Part I - Poetry in General 1
  • Chapter I - A Glance at the Background 3
  • Chapter II - The Province of Poetry 38
  • Chapter III - The Poet's Imagination 61
  • Chapter IV - The Poet's Words 98
  • Chapter V - Rhythm and Metre 143
  • Chapter VI - Rhyme, Stanza and Free Verse 182
  • Part II - The Lyric in Particular 225
  • Chapter VII - The Field of Lyric Poe Try 227
  • Chapter VIII - Relationships and Types of the Lyric 259
  • Chapter IX - Race, Epoch and Individual 299
  • Chapter X - The Present Status of the Lyric 329
  • Notes and Illustrations 351
  • Appendix 375
  • Bibliography 383
  • Index 391
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