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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This is why he vows never to place too much hope or expectation in the things of this world . Jonson's sorrow is deep and tinged with bitterness , but also restrained , and disciplined in part by the verse form he has chosen ...
O dark , dark , dark , amid the blaze of noon , Irrecoverably dark , total Eclipse Without all hope of day ! O first created Beam , and thou great Word , “ Let there be light , and light was over all ” ; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime ...
It is a modest hope , to be sure , but one that postulates a religious outlook that acknowledges our limited powers . Johnson has dramatized fully and concretely in the poem how difficult it is for humans to be wise , good , or even ...
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