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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( 41-48 ) The mind's ability to create “ other worlds ” is what constitutes its bliss , not simply reproducing the known world . The mind is like the ocean ...
... the sun dial that the gardener created out of the natural elements he had ... to create such a pleasant life there that it almost seems to be perfect .
When he plays them for his brothers , they are so struck by the sounds that they immediately bow down in worship ; only a god could create such loveliness ...
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
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