Largely negative criticism of Tolkien as a poet, particularly his early work in Book of Lost Tales and Lays of Beleriand. Notes, however, that “much of the verse embedded in his prose does indeed fit the purpose for which he intended it.”
Rawls, Melanie A.
"The Verse of J.R.R. Tolkien,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 19
, Article 1.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol19/iss1/1
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