Shelley and Swinburne's Aesthetic of Melody

Meyers, Terry L.
June 1978
Papers on Language & Literature;Summer78, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p284
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article explores poet and literary critic Algernon Swinburne's appreciation for the work of poet Percy Shelley. According to the author, by looking at Swinburne's thoughts on Shelley, the aesthetic of melody that appeared in his work can be further examined. Other topics covered include Swinburne's thoughts on poem Samuel Coleridge, English lyric poetry, and poetry appreciation.


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