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Title: Good and bad poetry : a comparison of two poems
Authors: Clarke, David
Keywords: Johnson, Lionel, 1867-1902. By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross -- Criticism and interpretation
Thomas, Edward, 1878-1917. Sun Used to Shine -- Criticism and interpretation
English poetry -- 19th century
English literature -- 19th century
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Upper Secondary School Valletta
Citation: Clarke, D. (1991). Good and bad poetry : a comparison of two poems. Hyphen, 6(6), 242-248
Abstract: Most poems try to recreate an experience of some sort. Whether or not they do this successfully is usually determined by reference to their integrity of language. 'This is a very happy event' or 'I am very sad' are not statements which arouse much feeling in the reader, even though the poet who makes them is entirely sincere in his statement. What matters is whether the feeling of sadness or happiness is recreated in the mind of the reader by the power of the words on the page. This can be demonstrated by a consideration of two poems. The first, 'By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross' by Lionel Johnson. The second poem is by Edward Thomas titled 'The Sun Used to Shine'
Appears in Collections:Hyphen, Volume 6, No. 6 (1991)
Hyphen, Volume 6, No. 6 (1991)

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