Reading Notes on Brooks, "Language of Paradox"  (1942)
 

How is the essay organized?  What parts is it divided into?

How is this essay an example of the major concerns of the NEW CRITICISM? How does this essay address concerns of OTHER CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES?
MIMETIC: what does art imitate, what is its subject-matter, according to Brooks?How is this similar or not to the subject-matter proposed by Pound, Hulme, Eliot, and Richards?

PRAGMATIC: What kinds of effects does art have on its readers?How do these effects work, according to Brooks?

EXPRESSIVE:  Is there any sense of the artist's presence in the poem for Brooks?Where does the author enter the creative process?

OBJECTIVE:

Can you abstract from Brooks' analysis of Donne's "Canonization" a protocol or description of how to read, what to look for in poetry?  Try making a list of the kinds of things that Brooks looks for in the poem, the steps he takes in making his analysis.
Does he really stay entirely within the bounds of "the poem itself"?What other kind of knowledge or information does he bring in?