James Taft Hatfield (essay date 1895)
SOURCE: "The Poetry of Wilhelm Müller," Methodist Review LXXVII, 5th ser., Vol. XI, July, 1895, pp. 581-94.
[In the following essay, Hatfield praises Müller both for pioneering the lyric cycle form that presents its progress of action through a loosely-knit sequence of poems, and for the excellent metrical qualities, descriptiveness, characterization, and range of feeling found in various poems of Müller's cycles.]
Those who cherish Miller's poetry, and believe that it is destined to find more and more a place in the hearts of men, have seen with pleasure the many tributes of appreciation which have recently been paid him in all parts of Germany and in Greece,...
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