The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns
Praeger Publishers, 2006 - 267 Seiten
The poetry produced by the British poets of the 17th and 18th centuries is considered to be among the best ever written. But many general readers feel intimidated by the language or structure of the poetry, and so tend to shy away from enjoying these poets and their works. Nelson takes readers on a tour of the major works and figures of 17th- and 18th-century British poetry, explaining major themes, devices, styles, language, rhythm, sound, tone, imagery, form, and meaning. Beginning each chapter with a sketch of the poet's life and career, the author then looks at five or six representative works, helping readers understand and appreciate the beauty of poetry itself.
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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Queen Elizabeth ruled England , after succeeding to the throne in 1558 on the
death of her half sister Mary . Mary had attempted to reinstate Catholicism by
force in England , but Elizabeth led the country to adopt a compromise in the
The conspirators had secretly moved some thirty - six barrels of gunpowder into
the basement of the Houses of Parliament where all the political leaders of
England would be assembled . A lesser member of the conspiracy , Guy Fawkes ,
The poet has thus been led, by a relatively minor historical event (Cromwell's
return from Ireland), to meditate on the new political order in England and to try to
see it in a broad perspective. It is a balanced view that perceives both good and ...
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