Alfred Noyes | Critical Essay by Times Literary Supplement

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SOURCE: "Astronomy in Verse," in The Times Literary Supplement, March 23, 1922, p. 188.

In the following review, Noyes is noted for his "readability" while providing a history of astronomy in verse.

We have grown apt during the last hundred years to think of poetry as something which lives entirely and continuously on the heights, something in which we are at every moment conscious of a concentration of formal beauty with intellectual, emotional, and imaginative energy. But poetry was not always so narrowly defined, nor such large demands made upon it. Indeed, such definitions tend to admit of no poetry but lyrical. For nothing else, or hardly anything else, can maintain that concentration continuously for very long. Even the "Paradise Lost" scarcely does so; and perhaps the human mind could not bear to read such poetry if poets could write it...

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