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Principles of English Prosody. London: 1923.
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Poetry, Its Music and Meaning. Oxford: 1932.
Alden, R. M. An Introduction to Poetry. New York: 1909. (Among the best of the books designed for beginners.)
Allen, G. W. American Prosody. New York: 1934. (Scholarly, comprehensive chapters on Freneau, Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Whittier, Longfellow, Holmes, Whitman, Lowell, Lanier, and Emily Dickinson. Indispensable for all students of American poetry. Contains an excellent introduction dealing with terms and principles, and bibliographies.)
Andersen, Johannes C. The Laws of Verse. Cambridge, England: 1928. (Stimulating.)
Andrews, C. E. Writing and Reading of Verse. New York: 1918. (Comprehensive and fresh.)
Atkins, J. W. H. Literary Criticism in Antiquity. Cambridge, England: 1934. 2 vols. (The best comprehensive survey of Greek and Roman theories; well-documented and well-balanced.)
Baldwin, Charles. Ancient Rhetoric and Poetic. New York: 1924.
Mediœval Rhetoric and Poetic. New York: 1928. (The two books by Baldwin are able, well-documented, and concise.)
Barfield, Owen. Poetic Diction, A Study in Meaning. London: 1928.
Baum, P. F. The Principles of English Versification. Cambridge, Mass.: 1922. (Authoritative.)
Bayfield, M. A. The Measures of the Poets, a New System of English Prosody. Cambridge, England: 1919. (An advanced work advocating prosodic reforms.)
Beeching, H. C. Two Lectures Introductory to the Study of Poetry. Cambridge, England: 1902.
Boas, George. Philosophy and Poetry. Norton, Mass.: 1932.
Bosanquet, Bernard. A History of Æsthetic. Second Edition, New York: 1917. (The standard history of European theory, with bibliography.)
Bremond, Henri. Prayer and Poetry. London: 1928. (A suggestive attempt to relate these.)
Bridges, Robert. The Testament of Beauty. Oxford: 1929.
Brown, S. J. The Realm of Poetry; an Introduction. London: 1921.
Buchanan, S. M. Poetry and Mathematics. New York: 1929.
Buck, P. M. Literary Criticism. New York: 1930. (Admirable discussions of poetic values, style, imagery, and genres. Bibliography.)
Butcher, S. H. Aristotle's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art, with a Critical Text and Translation of the Poetics. London: 1902. (Contains extensive scholarly comment on theses such as "imitation.")
Chapin, Elsa, and Thomas, R. A New Approach to Poetry. Chicago: 1929.
Clark, D. H. Rhetoric and Poetic in the [English] Renaissance. New York: 1922. (An able work.)
Coleridge, S. T. Biographia Literaria, ed. Shaw cross . 2 vols. Oxford: 1907.
Cook, A. S. The Art of Poetry. Boston: 1892. (Contains the text and translation of the manuals on this subject by Horace, Vida, and Boileau.)
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Eastman, Max. The Enjoyment of Poetry and the Use of Criticism:Studies in the Relations of Criticism to Poetry in England. New York: 1913. (Popular.)
Eliot, T. S. The Use of Poetry. Cambridge: 1933.
Erskine, John. The Kinds of Poetry, and Other Essays. New York: 1920.
Foerster, Norman. American Criticism. Boston: 1928. (Pages 241-257 provide an excellent outline of criteria for judicial criticism.)
Garrod, H. W. Poetry and the Criticism of Life. Cambridge, Mass.: 1931.
The Profession of Poetry. London: 1929.
Gayley, C. M., and Kurtz, B. P. Methods and Materials of Literary Criticism:Lyric, Epic, and Allied Forms of Poetry. Boston: 1920. (An in-


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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Philip Freneau 1
  • William Cullen Bryant 61
  • John Greenleaf Whittier 105
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson 191
  • Edgar Allan Poe 243
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 287
  • James Russell Lowell 435
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes 543
  • Emily Dickinson 603
  • Sidney Lanier 611
  • Walt Whitman 651
  • Vachel Lindsay 733
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson 755
  • Notes Chronological, Bibliographical, Critical 779
  • William Cullen Bryant 788
  • John Greenleaf Whittier 798
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson 817
  • Edgar Alian Poe 834
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 847
  • James Russell Lowell 860
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes 882
  • Emily Dickinson 893
  • Sidney Lanier 903
  • Walt Whitman 914
  • Vachel Lindsay 929
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson 938
  • General Principles of Poetics 948
  • General Index 951


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