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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Almost All the wise world is little else , in nature , But parasites or sub - parasites .
thick heads any academic discipline ( 3 . 1 . 1 - 13 ) Mosca ' s cynicism is evident
in his low evaluation of human nature , but he believes he is at the top of the ...
Jonson claims that Nature must have been very pleased with Shakespeare's "
designs" and "joyed to wear the dressing of his lines" (line 48), indicating that he
was a natural genius. But Jonson also gives special praise to Shakespeare's "Art,
The dew is personified and symbolizes the sorrow of the day ' s fate , but there is
no escape for it : it is mortal like everything else in nature . This realization is
absolute ; there is no qualification to it , no hope for anything on earth , even for
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