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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Yet it still appears genuine , even if not deeply distressed or conflicted . The form
of the poem is simple with couplets in iambic tetrameter , but Herrick does employ
several polysyllabic words mostly in rhyming positions , one of his favorite ...
(1381-1383) We hear a new confidence in Samson as he encourages the
Chorus not to give up hope, for a strange feeling appears to be leading him to
change his mind to go to the temple, despite his qualms. This seems to be the
Holy Spirit, ...
... comes next to complete the absurd action with its heroic pretensions . Flecknoe
appears as a wise and loving ruler , who imitates the real king ' s transfer of
power with the proper rites of consecration and blessing . The description of him
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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