Poetry Criticism

  • Volume 240
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  • ISBN-10: 1410396746
  • ISBN-13: 9781410396747
  • DDC: 809.1
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • Shipping Weight: .00 lbs ( .00 kgs)
  • 466 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2021, 2021, 2021
  • © 2021 | Available July 2021



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, 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. Students 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.

Features and Benefits

  • Introductory biographical sketch.
  • Primary bibliography.
  • Annotated full text and excerpted criticism of the poets’ works and sources for additional reading.
  • Comments from the poets themselves.

Table of Contents

William Wordsworth 1770-1850 (Entry devoted to the poem “Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey” [1798]).