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dc.contributor.authorMcGonigle, Paul Francisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-05T17:18:59Z
dc.date.available2018-04-05T17:18:59Z
dc.date.issued1963
dc.date.submitted1963
dc.identifier.otherb14688621
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/28087
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to trace the development of Crabbe's poetic art. He is considered not as a thinker alone, but also as a conscious artist who was seeking the most effective form for his vision. The paper's conclusions are based on a careful analysis of Crabbe's works. Before this analysis, however, nineteenth- and twentieth- century criticism of his poetry is surveyed in order to gain an accurate picture of his literacy position in these two centuries. Francis Jeffrey's sympathetic criticism is based on neo-classical principles which consider a work of art as a representation of general reality. Hazlitt's criticism, more influential than that of Jeffrey, views Crabbe's faithful delineation of a known reality as his chief defect. His work, Hazlitt says, lacks Imagination (a term never clearly defined by the critic). With a few exceptions, most nineteenth-century critics repeat Hazlitt's judgment. Twentieth-century criticism, breaking away from that of the preceding century, approaches Crabbe's work with renewed sympathy and understanding. F.R. Leavis is the most important modern critic, viewing Crabbe as a master of the heroic couplet and as a great narrative poet. Most recent scholars agree with Leavis [TRUNCATED]en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.subjectCrabbe, Georgeen_US
dc.subjectPoetryen_US
dc.titleThe poetry of George Crabbeen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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