The Early Poetry of John Dryden

Thomas N. Corns

in The Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560608
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

The Early Poetry of John Dryden

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This article examines the political poetry of John Dryden. Several poems are considered, including Absalom and Achitophel, The Medal: A Satire against Sedition, Astraea redux. A Poem on the Happy Restoration and Return of His Sacred Majesty Charles the Second, To His Sacred Majesty, A Panegyric On His Coronation, To My Lord Chancellor, Presented on New-years-day, and Annus mirabilis: The Year of Wonders, 1666.

Keywords: John Dryden; poems; political poetry; poets

Article.  6008 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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