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.
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 34
Yet the woman ' s fate clearly fascinated Pope , prompting him to write a powerful
poem about her internal struggle from the inside , as if he were she . Eloisa ' s
reaction to the letter is tumultuous as she recalls the details of their affair and ...
The first few lines establish the poet ' s personal involvement with the fate of this
other young man and his poetic career : unripe unskilled Yet once more , O ye
laurels , and once more Ye myrtles brown , with ivy never sere , I come to pluck ...
( 21 - 28 ) It is absurd to try to change fate if it represents God ' s will , but still ,
Cromwell seems also to embody his own force and passion . Marvell balances
the possibility that Cromwell is an overwhelming divine force with the sense that ...
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
12 weitere Abschnitte werden nicht angezeigt.