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Jonathan Swifts on Poetry: A Rapsody--A Critical Edition with a Historical Introduction and Commentary Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swifts on Poetry: A Rapsody--A Critical Edition with a Historical Introduction and Commentary

Jonathan Swift

Published January 28th 2005
ISBN : 9780820473918
Paperback
315 pages
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On Poetry: A Rapsody is one of Jonathan Swifts most complex and controversial poems. This study presents, for the first time, a detailed analysis and interpretation of what, on a surface level, has to be called a mock ars poetrica, but which, on aMoreOn Poetry: A Rapsody is one of Jonathan Swifts most complex and controversial poems. This study presents, for the first time, a detailed analysis and interpretation of what, on a surface level, has to be called a mock ars poetrica, but which, on a deeper level, is a highly allusive political satire. The main emphasis has been placed on providing a commentary which seeks to make this 18th-century text within its historical, political, and religious context comprehensible to present-day readers.