A collection of essays, dealing chiefly with aspects of poetry, save for an occasional discussion of a novelist or the concluding essay on criticism in general. Opens with a discussion of Lycidas, and leads on to an appreciation of Milton as poet and artist. The axe is wielded against Millay, for lack of intellectuality. General topics such as forms and genres of poetry, the psychologist and the poet, the modern trend. The viewpoint is decisive, the criticism somewhat arbitrary. For college market.