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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In addition , the subject of the comparison becomes explicit : we should follow the
example of the virtuous and separate in silence without any overt display of
sorrow or mourning . At this point we cannot be sure if the poet is talking about
to follow her example . The images of flesh and bone are not metaphors for Adam
, but actual physical ties that bind him irrevocably to her . Eve is naturally ecstatic
, and believes they will experience “ life / Augmented , ” with " opened eyes ...
Willie sees himself , in the image he uses , as a candle or torch that is lighting up
the darkness of life for others to acknowledge and admire , even though they may
not follow him . Willie ' s assumption of his own special role in life , with his ...
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