Contents include : Introduction : Rise and formation of the
discipline of poetics; Literary theory and literary criticism : relationships and
function; Issues and assumptions of criticism; English critical tradition. Part I :
Classical Theory : Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Longinus. Part II : English Criticism : Sir
Philip Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Francis Bacon, Ben Jonson, John Milton, John Dryden, John
Dennis, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, Edward Young, Samuel Johnson, William
Wordsworth, S.T. Cloeridge, P.B. Shelley, Mathew Arnold, Walter Horatio Pater, Lascelles
Abercrombie, Virginia Woolf, F.R. Leavis, and T.S. Eliot.