Personification in Eighteenth-century English Poetry
King's Crown Press, Columbia University, 1955 - 175 pages
Studies 18th century personification by looking at the personification abstraction rather than with personification of material objects. Also sets the abstraction against a background of poetic theory and practice relevant to 18th century verse in its larger aspects.
THE PERSONIFIED ABSTRACTION AS A FICTION
THE PERSONIFIED ABSTRACTION AS AN OBJECT
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