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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... All of nating por The poet speaks directly and emphatically to this young
woman , Corinna , a name probably taken from the classical poet Ovid , to urge
her in no uncertain terms to rise from her bed and go outside to celebrate the first
of May ...
Like “ Corinna Goes A - Maying " this too concerns a traditional festival in rural
England , the time to celebrate the ... Herrick focuses on the young people who
do the celebrating as well as the work of the farm , recognizing their special ...
In the next stanza Herbert calls on his musical instrument to take its part in this
celebration : Awake , my lute , and struggle for thy part With all thy art . ... His
stretched sinews taught all strings what key Is best to celebrate this most high day
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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