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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Y CHAPTER 6 John Milton ( 1608 – 1674 ) : Poet of English Puritanism John
Milton is generally considered the greatest English poet after Shakespeare ,
though he is probably less read today than a good many others . Milton ' s writing
Because of his controversial opinions on a variety of public issues , it took years
for Milton ' s literary work to be accepted by many of his countrymen . Even
toward the end of the eighteenth century , over one hundred years later , Samuel
Milton here accepts , though not without some deep personal struggle , the idea
that he must resign himself to God ' s will for him in this life and accept his fate
with all its limitations , however severe . As it turned out , his blindness did not ...
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