The Title to the Poem

The Title to the Poem

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The first six chapters are distinguished according to the nature of the question a reader might ask about the poem, which the title purports to answer. Who gives the title? Who has the title? Who qsaysq the poem? Who qhearsq the poem? What genre does the poem belong to? What is the poem qaboutq?Sir Francis Bacon had earlier defended his title Essayes saying: aquot;The word is late , but the thing is ancient; for Senecaes ... in particular, as in the prefatory epistle to John Hay warda#39;s Davids teares of 1623 : aquot;I did put forth two of these psalmes at the first, for an assay. ... for instance in Sir John Denhama#39;s The Destruction of Troy , An Essay upon the Second Book of Virgils AEneis of 1 6 3 6, the term still seems anbsp;...

Title:The Title to the Poem
Author:Anne Ferry
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 1999-01-01


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