An Echo of Clarke’s Address in Shelley’s Defence

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This essay finds an echo of a pamphlet written by Charles Cowden Clarke, An Address to that Quarterly Reviewer who Touched upon Mr. Leigh Hunt’s “Story of Rimini” (1816), in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s A Defence of Poetry (1821). The discovery clarifies Shelley’s involvement in a philologically informed Romantic project that sought to re-locate ‘genuine’, emphatic diction in modern poetry and thus resist inherited neoclassical literary values.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-327
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000


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