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 , he finally concludes , this is neither possible nor right : It will not be ; and therefore now For times to come I'll make this vow , From aberrations to live free , So I'll not fear the Judge , or thee .
Even if the world burns up , as in the final conflagration suggested in the Bible , the virtuous soul will live , since it has accepted God's principles , which transcend the material existence of human life .
Lintot's speech is another amusing glance at society's values and attitudes : " Sir , you may find them in Duck Lane : I sent them , with a load of books , Last Monday to the pastry - cook's . To fancy they could live a year !
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