George Crabbe | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michael Wade

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of George Crabbe.
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Critical Essay by Michael Wade

SOURCE: Wade, Michael. “Object as Image in Crabbe's Portrait of Catherine Lloyd.” Forum for Modern Language Studies 17, no. 4 (October 1981): 337-50.

In the following essay, Wade examines Crabbe's poem “Catherine Lloyd,” arguing the poet uses descriptions of details of her life as a way to reveal her character.

George Crabbe's one-hundred-line portrait of “Catherine Lloyd” (“The Parish Register: Burials,” 1807)1 has engaged the attention of a number of scholars and critics, notably Lilian Haddakin, Robert Chamberlain, John Speirs, Peter New, and Terence Bareham,2 largely because it possesses similarities with Procrastination (1812). Consequently Catherine Lloyd has found herself pressed into an unkind comparison with one of the finest of Crabbe's mature Tales.3 This apparently slight sketch of an English spinster has strengths and...

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