Abstract

This article describes a single class devoted to an experiment in practical criticism. The experiment encourages students to recognize their own capacity as close readers when interpreting an unfamiliar fifteenth-century poem by Thomas Hoccleve. It also encourages students to reflect critically on the practice of criticism, especially the way it determines the standard by which we judge poetry.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1533-6255
Print ISSN
1531-4200
Pages
pp. 337-355
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-12
Open Access
No
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