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.
He addresses a listener who may have special powers to see the invisible and to ride practically forever searching the world for uncommon sights: If thou ...
The speaker here is talking with his mistress about a flea he has just observed: Mark but this flea, and mark in this, How little that which thou deniest me ...
The next stanza opens with the speaker's ''emotional'' reaction to her bloody act of squashing the flea: Cruel and sudden, hast thou since Purpled thy nail ...
Donne's opening is strikingly different from the usual one: Busy old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thus Through windows and through curtains call on us?
Ask for those kings whom thou saw'st yesterday, And thou shalt hear, All here in one bed lay. (11–20) The speaker asserts that the sun's rays are not nearly ...
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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