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An Essay on the Theatre

"On Difficulty in Poetry" by Reginald Shepherd

Faulkner's Nobel Acceptance Speech

"An Essay on Criticism" by Alexander Pope

Topics-Now Counted and Closed

How exactly would you conquer nature?


Reading versus Hearing

Eager Fools

He Does Make a Good Point


What is Nature!?

Would He Have a Stroke?


Really An Essay?

But What About Beauty?

Out of Context

Poetry and Death

Is Pope Arrogant?



Why so personal?

I Guess It Is Poetry

Applying Shepherd to Pope

Difficulty v. obscurity

Communication with Others

Define It

The First Topic

Poetry Today

Difficulty in Poetry

The Death of Poetry

Field of Meanings

Modal Difficulty