The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns
Praeger Publishers, 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.
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Another common figure of speech used by poets is personification , that is , when
an object or an idea is given human attributes . Thus Ben ... The two figures of
speech clearly work together to create a more forceful expression . In Jonathan ...
Here Umbriel , as he proceeds to Spleen's palace , has to pass through a most
unusual group of figures : Unnumbered throngs on ev'ry side are seen of bodies
changed to various forms by Spleen . Here living teapots stand , one arm held out
lends it force and quiet drama with his figures of speech and the aphorism at the
end . The poet says further that we should not scorn these people because they
have no elaborate memorials or tombs in great churches , as may be found ...
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