Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Lewis F. Ball
A critic of English literature, writing about nature in poetry, has said that the subject-matter ot poetry may be divided into three main groups: man, God, and nature. This paper is primarily concerned with the last division, and more especially with a treatment of plant life in eighteenth-century poetry. Such a treatment must of necessity require wide reading and careful selection of the material to be covered, since the chief aim of the writer is to present the subject in such a manner that it is representative of the whole period of English poetry from 1700 to 1800.
Maxey, William Melvin, "A treatment of plant life in eighteenth-century poetry" (1952). Master's Theses. 73.