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.
... suggestive explanations rather than as definitive or exhaustive accounts. Readers will, of course, form their own interpretation of these Preface.
Readers will, of course, form their own interpretation of these poems and have their own favorites. This is as it should be. Poetry is much too personal to ...
Occasionally, of course, a poet will write primarily for a limited audience, a few insiders or an educated elite, but overall, poets wish to be understood ...
It is, of course, also true that the more one reads, the more one will begin to recognize such allusions. A second concept important to reading poetry is ...
On a spiritual level, of course, Jesus Christ would have been his true savior. But the poem clearly reflects the poet's deepest feelings about his own life, ...
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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