"Browning is a man with a moderate gift passionately desiring movement and fullness, and obtaining but a confused multitudinousness"
— Matthew Arnold
[the teaching of poetry can] "expose counterfeit work, thus gradually leading the student to the valid"
— Ezra Pound
"the setting and comforts are those of a man with a private income, at home and petulant and spoiled, like the older Auden"
— Michael Schmidt on Browning's poem "By the Fireside"
[Whitman's] "democratic syntax . . . the non-subordination of clauses"
— Mark Strand