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Literary Criticism of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) was the first major American writer explicitly to advocate the autonomy of poetry, the freeing of poetry from moral or educational or intellectual imperatives. His fundamental strategy for perceiving such autonomy was to view poetry not as… Read More ›

Audio Poetry

Adams-Curse-by-W.B.-Yeats Alone-by-Edgar-Allan-Poe-poetry Death-Be-Not-Proud-by-John-Donne- Fear-No-More-by-William-Shakespeare. If-by-Rudyard-Kipling Kubla-Khan-by-Samuel-Taylor-Coleridge-poetry My-Last-Duchess-by-Robert-Browning- Next-Please-by-Philip-Larkin Ode-on-a-Grecian-Urn-by-John-Keats Ode-to-Autumn-by-John-Keats The-Emperor-of-Ice-Cream-by-Wallace-Stevens- The-Second-Coming-by-W-B-Yeats-poetry The-Unknown-Citizen-by-W.H.-Auden Tonight-I-Can-Write-The-Saddest-Lines-by-Pablo-Neruda Ulysses-by-Alfred-Lord-Tennyson-poetry A-Valediction-Forbidding-Mourning-John-Donne- Anne-Sexton Wanting-to-Die Batter-My-Heart-John-Donne Dover-Beach-by-Matthew-Arnold Dylan-Thomas-Poem-in-October Dylan-Thomas-reciting-his-villanelle-Do-Not-Go-Gentle-into-that-Good Easter-1916-Yeats Elizabeth-Barrett-Browning-How-Do-I-Love-Thee Elizabeth-Barrett-Browning-How-Do-I-Love-Thee- For-whom-the-bell-tolls-by-John-Donne. Hawk-Roosting-by-Ted-Hughes I-Wandered-Lonely-as-a-Cloud-Daffodils-William-Wordsworth John-Donne-No-Man-Is-An-Island John-Donnes-The-Good-Morrow La-Belle-Dam-sans-Merci-John-Keats Longing-by-Matthew-Arnold Night-of-the-Scorpion-poem-by-Nissim-Ezekiel Ode-to-a-Nightingale-John-Keats Ode-to-Intimations-of-Immortality Ozymandias P-B-Shelleys-Ode-to-the-West-Wind Percy-Shelley-To-a-Skylark Philip-Larkin-Church-Going-John-Betjeman Richard-Burton-reads-Fern-Hill-by-Dylan-Thomas… Read More ›

American Literature

American Literature 84 Lectures on American Literature by Dr. Arnold Weinstein, the Edna and Richard Salomon Distinguished Professor at Brown University. These lectures are from The Great Courses  Explain the roles of self-reliance and the “self-made man” in the evolution of American… Read More ›

Literary Terms and Devices

Aestheticism European literary movement, with its roots in France, that was predominant in the 1890’s. It denied that art needed to have any utilitarian purpose and focused on the slogan “art for art’s sake.” The doctrines of aestheticism were introduced… Read More ›

Audio Lectures

Kindly scroll down for more audio lectures on a variety of topics The History of World Literature Stories-and-Storytellers The-Epic-of-Gilgamesh The-Hebrew-Bible Homer’s-Iliad Homer’s-Odyssey Chinese-Classical-Literature Greek-Tragedy. Virgil’s-Aeneid Bhagavad-Gita The-New-Testament Beowulf Indian-Stories T’ang-Poetry Early-Japanese-Poetry. The-Tale-of-Genji Inferno-from-Dante’s-Divine-Comedy Chaucer’s-The-Canterbury-Tales 1001-Nights Wu-Ch’eng-en’s-Monkey The-Heptameron Shakespeare Cervantes’s-Don-Quixote Molière’s-Plays… Read More ›

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