Ogden Nash | Critical Review by Choice

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Ogden Nash.
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Critical Review by Choice

SOURCE: A review of I Wouldn't Have Missed It, in Choice, Vol. 12, No. 11, January, 1976, p. 144.

In the following review, the critic asserts that Nash might be read as a satirist as well as a poet.

In a splendid introduction to the poems [of I Wouldn't Have Missed It], Archibald MacLeish identifies expertly Nash's contribution to literature and his place among contemporaries. Both were significant for a writer who is often incorrectly called a “master of light verse.” Nash gave to poetry the invention of a new form and to the public the ability to view critically its subdued nature. The only suggestion of verse in Nash's lines is the rhyme. The rhymes force his sentences into couplets often having unusual sounds and meanings: “I sit in an office at 244 Madison Avenue / and say to myself You...

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