When creating the world of Middle Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien uses poetry as a unique way to connect the people of his books to the people who read them. This paper explores the nature of the various forms and types of poetry Tolkien uses throughout his stories.
"Poetry and Poetics in Tolkien's Middle Earth,"
Inklings Forever: Published Colloquium Proceedings 1997-2016: Vol. 2
, Article 10.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/inklings_forever/vol2/iss1/10