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Palaeo Poetics - Contexts of Composition

Formerly listed as Palaeoscriptologies in the Retrospect Section, Kevin Saving's fascinating dissections of the personal contexts in which various poets of the past composed some of their most well-remembered poems has been matched only by its own prolificity. So they warrant a Section of their own now. All 25 of the newly titled Palaeo Poetics are included here, putting posthumous poets and their poems under the sociological and prosodic microscope. Several brand new Palaeos have been added.


'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke
'Bright Star! would I were steadfast as thou art' by John Keats 
'Song' by Christina Rossetti
'Stopping by woods on a snowy evening' by Robert Frost
'Anthem For Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen
'The Daffodils' by William Wordsworth
'An Irish Airman Forsees His Death' by W.B. Yeats
'The Darkling Thrush' by Thomas Hardy
‘Do not go gentle into that good night' by Dylan Thomas
'I Am' by John Clare
'The Tyger' by William Blake
'Sonnet XVI: To the Lord General Cromwell' by John Milton
'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae
'Tagus, farewell' by (Sir) Thomas Wyatt
'Sonnet XLIII' from Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
'If' by Rudyard Kipling
'This be the verse' by Philip Larkin
'Adlestrop' by Edward Thomas
'Fare Thee Well' by George Gordon, Lord Byron
'Kublai Khan' by S.T.Coleridge

'Not Waving but Drowning' by Stevie Smith
'Gare du Midi' by WH Auden
'Invictus' by W.E.Henley
'Cargoes' by John Masefield
'Epitaph On a Hare' by William Cowper
'Tichborne's Elegy' by Chidiock Tichborne
'Sunlight in the Garden' by Louis MacNeice

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