An Essay on Criticism (version 2)

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The title, An Essay on Criticism hardly indicates all that is included in the poem. It would have been impossible to give a full and exact idea of the art of poetical criticism without entering into the consideration of the art of poetry. Accordingly Pope has interwoven the precepts of both throughout the poem which might more properly have been styled an essay on the Art of Criticism and of Poetry. - Summary from the Gutenberg text (0 hr 42 min)


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This recording should be avoided…

(2 stars)

The reader constantly completely misreads some words and mispronounces others (“Jove”’s final e is silent, or last I checked it should be, and the y in Zephyr should go “ih”- for example.) It also sounds unrehearsed…