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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nearby called Little Gidding . ( T . S . Eliot later used this name for the title of one
of the sections of his religious poem , Four Quartets . ) Ferrar had the manuscript
published with great care in the same year , and Herbert soon became one of the
He took the familiar biblical story of Samson and Delilah ( or Dalila , as Milton
spells her name ) and cast it in the form of a Greek tragedy called Samson
Agonistes , again adapting a classical form to serve a Christian purpose . It was ,
In spite of these difficulties , Johnson emerged in the 1750s as the most important
writer of his time , starting with a poem called The Vanity of Human Wishes in
1749 , the essays in The Rambler ( 1750 – 1752 ) , and the monumental
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