Renaissance | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Carl Van Doren

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Renaissance.
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Critical Essay by Carl Van Doren

SOURCE: Van Doren, Carl. “Youth and Wings: Edna St. Vincent Millay.” In Many Minds, pp. 105-19. New York: Knopf, 1924.

In the following excerpt, Van Doren defines Renascence as “one of the loveliest of American poems.”

The little renaissance of poetry which there have been a hundred historians to scent and chronicle in the United States during the last decade flushed to a dawn in 1912. In that year was founded a magazine for the sole purpose of helping poems into the world; in that year was published an anthology which meant to become an annual, though, as it happened, another annual by another editor took its place the year following. The real poetical event of 1912, however, was the appearance in The Lyric Year, tentative anthology, of the first outstanding poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Who...

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