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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“ On My First Son ” concerns his son Benjamin ( which in Hebrew means “ child of my right hand ” ) , who died in 1603 on his seventh birthday . Jonson links his son to his own career as poet , and admits that he cared and hoped too much ...
As Michael leads them by the hand east out of Eden , “ Our lingering parents ” naturally turn back to look at their “ happy seat ” with both resignation and regret : Some natural tears they dropped , but wiped them soon ; The world was ...
When “ Peace ” courted him with all her charms , he rejected her out of hand . But his growing hubris led him to attack Russia , and , like Napoleon later , he failed miserably . He ended his life in exile , dying in a minor battle .
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
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