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Notes from the Classroom: John Stuart Mill's "What Is Poetry?"

With ten minutes left in yesterday’s class, I said, “Sorry, Lord Tennyson. You’re not happening today.” Alfred Tennyson, Emily Brontë, and Matthew Arnold got sidelined, because my students detected something to fret about. 775 more words

"What Is Poetry?"

Why is modern poetry so bad?

With their insistence on the impermeable barriers of race, gender and class, these liberal post-modernists keep anyone from saying anything about anything but his own private world. 27 more words

My Shameful Addiction - To Poetry

DPF / Gilbert

As I continue to try to not repeat poets and to not split infinitives (eventually, I will repeat, but, for now, it’s fun to see how many days I can go without doing so) I thought I might try something very loosely thematic. 127 more words


John Keats: A poet searching for fulfillment

One of the magical parts of studying poetry is discovering how poets describe what may have before seemed simply indescribable. Through their use of figurative language, through precise choices of words and phrasing, poets manage to speak to their readers in ways that can move them or enlighten them. 1,691 more words