Poetry Criticism

  • Series Name: Poetry Criticism Series
  • Volume 111
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  • ISBN-10: 1414471238
  • ISBN-13: 9781414471235
  • DDC: 809.1
  • Shipping Weight: 3.15 lbs ( 1.43 kgs)
  • 464 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2010
  • © 2011 | Published



Poetry Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the world's most renowned poets and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators. Each entry includes a set of previously published reviews, essays and other critical responses from sources that include scholarly books and journals, literary magazines, interviews, letters and diaries, carefully selected to create a representative history and cross-section of critical responses.

Although poets and poetry are also covered in other titles from the Gale Literature Criticism series, < I>Poetry Criticism offers a greater focus on understanding poetry than is possible in the broader, survey-oriented entries in those series. Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow end-users to engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about poets and their works. Student's writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the genre will find this a highly useful resource.

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Poetry Criticism Series

Each volume of this reference provides substantial critical essays and biographical information on four to eight major poets from all eras. Entries provide an introductory biographical sketch, an author portrait, a primary bibliography, annotated full text and excerpted criticism of the poets’ works, and sources for additional reading. When available, comments from the poets themselves are included.

Features and Benefits

  • Entries included in this volume: Maurice Sceve, Robert Southey, and Oscar Wilde.
  • Author portrait.
  • Primary bibliography.
  • Annotated Full text and excerpted criticism of the poets' works and sources for additional reading.
  • Comments from the poets themselves.

What's New

  • Introductory biographical sketch.


"Librarians, researchers, teachers and students will find the brief biographies and bibliographies … and supplementary materials, extremely helpful for papers oral presentations and discussion groups." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999


Table of Contents

Maurice Sceve.
Robert Southey.
Oscar Wilde.

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