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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But Jonson also gives special praise to Shakespeare's “ Art , ” which as he says , “ must enjoy a part " ( line 56 ) of his commendation : subject matter form , style undertakes For though the poet's matter Nature be His Art doth give ...
The sun arising in the east , Though he give light and th'east perfume , If they should offer to contest With thy arising , they presume . Can there be any day but this , Though many suns to shine endeavor ?
Me , surely me , you ought to spare , Who gladly would your sufferings share ; Or give my scrap of life to you , And think it far beneath your due ; You , to whose care so oft I owe , That I'm alive to tell you so .
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