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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But even as the poet raises the possibility , he dismisses it because he believes such fidelity cannot last . ... Donne , I believe , is not writing from his heart , but playing with one of the traditional themes of love poetry ...
He is incredulous ( or poses at being ) , and draws himself up like a classical orator of old , who believes that he must ... the enemy of human freedom and growth : Queen of this universe , do not believe Those rigid threats of death ...
a Faith is not built on disquisitions vain ; The things we must believe are few and plain : But since men will believe more than they need , And every man will make himself a creed , In doubtful questions ' tis the safest way To learn ...
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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