The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry
"This book consists of detailed commentaries on ten famous English poems from the Elizabethan period to the present. The specific works ... are: Donne's The Canonization, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Milton's L'allegro and Il penseroso, Herrick's Corinna's going a-Maying, Pope's The rape of the lock, Gray's Elegy written in a country churchyard, Wordsworth's Ode: intimations of immortality from Recollections of early childhood, Keat's Ode on a grecian urn, Tennyson's Tears, idle tears, Yeats's Among school children"--Cover.
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Review: The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of PoetryUser Review - Hortense - Goodreads
again, the corrosive question why is something read, in the dark corners of how you are reading it. Read full review
Review: The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of PoetryUser Review - Ke Huang - Goodreads
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a challenging primer on poetry criticism. Brooks dissects 10 "poems" (in a non-scientific way), including Keats, Yeats, Shakespeare's "Macbeth," Pope's "Rape of Lock," etc. Read full review