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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The phrase “ deserving note , ” set off with commas , breaks up the regular flow of
the line to highlight its meaning . All of these details add up to a portrait that
captures some of the indefinable ingredients in the beauty of a carefully dressed
Our human nature is too feeble to comprehend the magnitude or meaning of this
event or even to give it adequate praise . The human cannot measure the divine .
This is the meaning of Easter , and a lesson that humans in general , Herbert ...
The narrator , nevertheless , does find the inner strength through God ' s grace to
continue his active role throughout the epic as our guide to its meaning and
significance . As he says to his special muse , thee I revisit safe , And feel thy
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