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.
Yet they are brilliant handlers of the language with a wonderful variety of poems, many of which are quite accessible to modern readers.
Readers of poetry naturally need to be especially attentive to the kind of language employed by the author. Poets will normally adapt their diction to their ...
Dryden's picture of this area is clearly derogatory, especially since much of his description uses more formal diction and elegant language: the association ...
... employ a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables (the natural pattern in English but not in all languages) to give a certain rhythm to their poems.
Figures of speech, poetic voice and situation, language, imagery and symbols, and rhythm and rhyme are just a few of the elements of poetry that will help ...
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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