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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Everyone knows that such a wind does not exist , that goodness is never properly honored or honesty often rewarded . The stanza concludes on a strong note of cynicism , leaving us to wonder if the poet will continue in this vein or ...
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 ...
Those people obsessed by the quest for wealth , he asserts , will never find happiness , for even if they are successful , they can never escape the care and anxiety of possessing it . This is a race that can never be won .
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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