This paper contrasts Socrates’ attitude towards poetry in the early dialogues with the sharply critical view of poetry expressed in Plato’s Republic. The difference between these two views constitutes further evidence for a developmentalist interpretation of Plato.
Smith, Nicholas D.
"Socrates and Plato on Poetry,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 37
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol37/iss1/3