How to Criticize a Poem

Spencer, Theodore
December 1943
New Republic;12/6/43, Vol. 109 Issue 23, p816
Presents information on ways to criticize a poem. Excerpt from a poem taken as an example to be analyzed; Criticism on the sequence of months that are used in the poem; Method used for the criticism of the poem; Criticism on the ignorance, regarding sequence of months, of the poet; Aspects of a successful poetry; Comparison of the present poem with another poem "Aeneid"; Comments on the sensibility of the poet.


Related Articles

  • DIDO AND CIRCE DORÉES: TWO GOLDEN WOMEN IN AENEID 1.698 AND 7.190. Weber, Clifford // Classical Journal;Apr/May99, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p317 

    Analyses whether or not Dido and Circe Dorées, the women characters mentioned in lines 1.698 and 7.190 of the classic poem "Aeneid" deserves to be called golden by poets. Concept of the word aurea as used in the poem; Application of the word aurea to a woman; Reasons for concluding that...

  • Is Anybody Out There? Curdy, Averill // Poetry;Dec2003, Vol. 183 Issue 3, p159 

    Focuses on the minimal number of young female poet-critics. Attributions to the trend; Examples of such authors; Definition of literary criticism.

  • POETS. Disraeli, Isaac // Curiosities of Literature, Volume 1;3/ 1/2008, p108 

    Chapter 128 of the book "Curiosities of Literature," by Isaac Disraeli is presented. It deals with the passion of literary works, information on literature, topics related to themes of literary writings of notable authors, and literary criticism for readers of present and future generations. In...

  • Towards Free Verse by Way of Ion Minulescu's Poetry. DEAC, ELIZA // Transylvanian Review;Spring2009, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p42 

    Ion Minulescu remains a controversial character in the history of Romanian literature, as the poet who promoted the symbolist trend in our poetry, who revived Romanian poetic language at the beginning of the 20th century, liberating it from the excesses of the promoters of traditional literature...

  • WHAT POETRY REVIEWS ARE FOR (AND UP AGAINST). Teicher, Craig Morgan // Publishers Weekly;3/29/2010, Vol. 257 Issue 13, p19 

    The author ponders on the importance of poetry reviewing. He claims that the purpose of poetry reviewing is to keep the art of poetry alive. He notes the benefits of poetry reviews to poets, such as enabling the poet to get good venues in which to read or teach and helping a poet to acquire more...

  • SIR THOMAS WYATT.  // Research Guide to Biography & Criticism;1990, Vol. 4, p576 

    This article presents a research guide to biography and criticism on the works of poet Sir Thomas Wyatt. The book Sir Thomas Wyatt: A Literary Portrait. Selected Poems, With Full Notes, Commentaries, and a Critical Introduction, by H. A. Mason offers a well-documented reading of Wyatt's poetry....

  • ABBREVIATION IN THE MEDIEVAL POETRIAE. Gallo, Ernest // American Notes & Queries;May69, Vol. 7 Issue 9, p133 

    Deals with criticisms on the poetic styles of Geoffrey of Vinsauf and Matthew of Vend ô me. Information on how Geoffrey of Vinsauf treated amplification and abbreviation in his poetry the 'Poetria Nova'; Objection of Curtius to the style of Matthew of Vend ô me.

  • The Poets of the Nineties. Fisher, Benjamin F. // Victorian Poetry;Fall2002, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p328 

    Examines the body of poetic works by several poets during the 1990s. Range of subject matter and themes explored by poets' work; Analysis of key issues of interest; Significance to the study of Victorian poetry.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. WARD, PHIL // Poetry;Mar2013, Vol. 201 Issue 6, p584 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the "Antagonisms" section on poets and poetry criticism, which appears in a previous issue of the periodical.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics