1 How to Live: The Moral and the Social.
2 Matters of Feeling: Poetry of Emotion.
3 The Power of Detail: Description in Verse.
4 High Language and Low: The Diction of Poetry.
5 Alexander Pope and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
6 How to Live: The Place of Work.
7 Matters of Feeling: Forms of the Personal.
8 Structures of Energy, Structures of Leisure: Ode and Blank Verse.
9 Old Poetry, Old Language: Imitation and Fraud.
10 Outliers: Mary Leapor and Christopher Smart.
11 How to Live: Poetry and Politics.
12 Matters of Feeling: Emotion Celebrated.
13 Narrative and Reflection.
14 Poetic Languages: Diction Old and New.
15 Mary Robinson and William Cowper.