The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - 267 Seiten
From Donne and Jonson, to Pope, Swift, and Burns, the book offers excerpts of the poetry these artists crafted, and carefully examines the various attributes that have helped to establish them as some of the greatest of all time. Writing in clear, accessible language, Nelson also introduces general poetry terms to the novice, providing examples and explanations where necessary. Readers will no longer feel intimidated by difficult poetry. Instead, they will walk away with the tools they need to read, understand, and appreciate these titans of British letters.
It is meant to be an introduction to some of the finest poems written in England and Scotland in the two centuries between 1600 and 1800.
These two hundred years or so in England were often turbulent and occasionally marred by violent conflict. In the seventeenth century the country was moving ...
... the seventeenth century in England who were prominent during the conflict between ... in the English Civil War, who eventually became England's ruler.
... who was a prominent parliamentary general during England's Civil War: Withı`n this so`ber fra`me expe`ct Wo`rk of no fo`reign A`rchite`ct, ...
... use of this line in the ''Vanity of Human Wishes'' (1749) to sound the organ tones of doom as he surveys the social scene in contemporary England, ...
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Elegist Satirist and Moralist
Poet of Time Love and Delight
Poet and Priest
Poet of English Puritanism
Pastoral Poet of Time and History
Poet of the Restoration
Satirist Preacher and Lover
Satirist and Moralist
Moralist and Satirist
Finch Gray Goldsmith and Cowper
Singer Satirist and Storyteller