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The Poet's Craft
A Course in the Critical Appreciation of Poetry

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William Shakespeare, George Herbert, John Milton, Thomas Gray, William Cowper, George Crabbe, William Blake, William Wordsworth, S. T. Coleridge, Lord Byron, P. B. Shelley, John Keats, T. L. Beddoes, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, D. G. Rosetti, Christina Rossetti, A. C. Swinburne, G. M. Hopkins, Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Herrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Sir Thomas North, Arthur Golding, Raphael Holinshed, Giovanni Boccaccio, Thomas Malory, George Chapman, Alexander Pope, Lord Derby, William Morris, F. L. Lucas, Thomas Stanley, Thomas Moore, C. S. Calverley, Thomas Hardy, John Dryden, James Elroy Flecker, Robert Bridges, Rolfe Humphries, C. Day Lewis, Stephen de Vere, G. S. Fraser, H. Rackham, Samuel Johnson, A. E. Housman, James Maclean Todd, H. F. Cary, H. W. Longfellow, Laurence Binyon, Nevill Coghill
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  • Date Published: March 2012
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  • isbn: 9781107601277

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  • This volume was first published in 1957 and was intended as an appreciation of poetry, based on the study of authors' corrected manuscripts, revised published versions, transpositions of prose into verse, and contrasted translations. A. F. Scott divides his study into five sections: the first section has photographs of manuscript poems by twenty-four poets. The second section presents for comparison the first published version of eight well-known poems, with the revisions published later. A brief history of the changes is given, so that the making of some of the poems can be followed over the years. The third section gives six poems, with the source used by the poet for his poem. The fourth section gives 34 poetical versions of twelve originals. The fifth and final section contains 120 poems, paired for contrast and comparison, unsigned, and with a specific critical subject suggested for each pair.

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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107601277
    • length: 234 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface: purpose and method
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. The Poet's Manuscript: A Selection of Photographs and Transcriptions of Manuscript Poems:
    1. From 'Sir Thomas More' William Shakespeare
    2. 'Perfection' George Herbert
    3. From 'Lycidias' John Milton
    4. From 'The Elegy' Thomas Gray
    5. 'The Halibut' William Cowper
    6. 'Jane Adair' George Crabbe
    7. 'The Tyger' William Blake
    8. From 'The Waggoner' William Wordsworth
    9. 'Lewti' S. T. Coleridge
    10. 'Oh! Statch'd away in Beauth's Bloom' Lord Byron
    11. From 'Death of Adonis' P. B. Shelley
    12. From 'Ode to the Nightingale' John Keats
    13. 'Dream Peddlary' T. L. Beddoes
    14. 'Milton: Alcaics' Lord Tennyson
    15. From 'The Ring and the Book' Robert Browning
    16. 'Love's Compass' D. G. Rossetti
    17. 'Sleeping at Last' Christina Rosetti
    18. From 'Rococo' A. C. Swinburne
    19. 'The Starlight Night' G. M. Hopkins
    20. 'Adlestrop' Edward Thomas
    21. 'The Soldier' Rupert Brooke
    22. 'Anthem for Dead Youth' Wilfred Owen
    23. From 'Moses' Isaac Rosenberg
    Part II. The Poet's Printed Revisions: A Selection of Poems and Passages of the First Edition Compared with a Revised, Later Edition:
    24. 'To Anthea' Robert Herrick
    25. From 'The Deserted Village' Oliver Goldsmith
    26. 'The Poplar-field' William Cowper
    27. 'The Daffodils' William Wordsworth
    28. From 'The Ancient Mariner' S. T. Coleridge
    29. From 'Hyperion' John Keats
    30. From 'The Lotos-Eaters Lord Tennyson
    31. From 'The Blessed Damozel' D. G. Rosetti
    Part III. The Poet's Raw Material: Material Adapted by the Poet, Presented for Comparison with the Poetry:
    32i. From a translation of Plutarch's Lives Sir Thomas North
    32ii. From Antony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare
    33i. From a translation of Plutarch's Lives Sir Thomas North
    33ii. From Coriolanus William Shakespeare
    34i. From a translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses Arthur Golding
    34ii. From The Tempest William Shakespeare
    35i. From Holinshed's Chronicles Raphael Holinshed
    35ii. From Macbeth William Shakespeare
    36i. From Decameron Giovanni Boccaccio
    36ii. From 'Isabella' John Keats
    37i. From Le Morte d'Arthur Thomas Malory
    37ii. From Morte D'Arthur Lord Tennyson
    Part IV. The Poet's Translation: Selected Translations of the Same Poems for Comparison:
    38. Homer, Iliad VIII, 542–61 George Chapman, Alexander Pope, Lord Derby and Lord Tennyson
    39. Homer, Odyssey XXIV, 1–14 George Chapman, William Cowper, William Morris, F. L. Lucas
    40. Homeric Hymn, 'To the Earth' George Chapman and P. B. Shelley
    41. Anacreon, Ode XXXIII Thomas Stanley and Thomas Moore
    42. Catallus, Ode XXXI C. S. Calverley and Thomas Hardy
    43. Virgil, Aeneid VI, 269–294 John Dryden, James Elroy Flecker, Robert Bridges and Rolfe Humphries
    44. Virgil, Georgics I, 311–34 John Dryden and C. Day Lewis
    45. Horace, Odes I, v John Milton, Stephen de Vere and G. S. Fraser
    46. Horace, Odes I, ix John Dryden, William Cowper and H. Rackham
    47. Horace, Odes I, vii Samuel Johnson, A. E. Housman and James Maclean Todd
    48. Dante, Paradiso, Canto XXXIII, 97–145 H. F. Cary, H. W. Longfellow and Laurence Binyon
    49. Chaucer, The Nonne Preestes Tale, 1–16 John Dryden and Nevill Coghill
    Part V. Poems for Appreciations: A Number of Unsigned Poems Grouped for Contrast and Comparison
    Appendix
    Notes on the manuscript poems
    Book list.

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    A. F. Scott

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    William Shakespeare, George Herbert, John Milton, Thomas Gray, William Cowper, George Crabbe, William Blake, William Wordsworth, S. T. Coleridge, Lord Byron, P. B. Shelley, John Keats, T. L. Beddoes, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, D. G. Rosetti, Christina Rossetti, A. C. Swinburne, G. M. Hopkins, Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Herrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Sir Thomas North, Arthur Golding, Raphael Holinshed, Giovanni Boccaccio, Thomas Malory, George Chapman, Alexander Pope, Lord Derby, William Morris, F. L. Lucas, Thomas Stanley, Thomas Moore, C. S. Calverley, Thomas Hardy, John Dryden, James Elroy Flecker, Robert Bridges, Rolfe Humphries, C. Day Lewis, Stephen de Vere, G. S. Fraser, H. Rackham, Samuel Johnson, A. E. Housman, James Maclean Todd, H. F. Cary, H. W. Longfellow, Laurence Binyon, Nevill Coghill

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