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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At the beginning of Book 3 the narrator again invokes the “ Holy Light ” of the “
Heav ' nly Muse ” to celebrate , in a sense , his own escape from Hell to the
regions nearer the light of God , mourning his limitation as a blind bard , who has
, he ...
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 decree ? ( 80 – 85 ) Samson has
lost all hope , not only physically but also spiritually . God is completely missing
And as those nightly tapers disappear , When day ' s bright lord ascends our
hemisphere ; So pale grows reason at religion ' s sight ; So dies , and so
dissolves in supernatural light . candles ( 1 - 11 ) Human reason is compared to
the reflected ...
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