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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CHAPTER 3 Ben Jonson ( 1572–1637 ) : Elegist , Satirist , and Moralist a Donne's contemporary , Ben Jonson , was a product of Westminster , a city near London that was home to Parliament and the Court , as well as the famous abbey .
Though Jonson never became a serious rival to Shakespeare as a popular playwright , he did write several highly successful comedies , including Volpone ( 1606 ) and The Alchemist ( 1610 ) , which are still performed today .
Finally , I must mention Jonson's poem in honor of Shakespeare , “ To the Memory of ... Mr. William Shakespeare . ” It was printed in the First Folio of the playwright's works in 1623. Jonson had nothing to gain by praising this poet ...
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
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