This paper presents an introductory overview of Plato's poetics, aesthetics, and literary theory, with particular reference to his notion of mimesis, and grounding the discussion on his Theory of Ideas. It is part of a lecture series on the history of literary criticism, partly available online as Hypercritica: A Hypertextual History of Literary Criticism.
I used to teach a course in the history of literary criticism in the late 80s and early 90s. And I began, well, before Plato—but Plato was the first major author, before the pièce de résistance of Unit 1, i.e. Aristotle's Poetics. Anyway, this is Plato's "Poetics"—not that it's bound to exist as a bound volume.
And it's also been issued now in the following eJournals:
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_____. "Plato's Poetics." Academia.edu 10 May 2014.*
_____. "Plato's Poetics." ResearchGate 10 May 2014.*
_____. "Plato's Poetics." Humanities Commons 31 Dec. 2017.*