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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Dialogue might seem to be difficult to fit into this relatively short line that is further crimped by end rhyme , but Jonathan Swift shows what can be done with it in the following passage from his “ Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift ...
Here the iambic tetrameter line clearly serves quite a different function than in the passage from Marvell . The iambic pentameter line with its normal pattern of five stressed syllables allows the poet to develop his thought more fully ...
They even invade his dear grotto , a subterranean passage Pope had built under the main London road in order to connect his house with the land on the other side , and a favorite escape that he had richly decorated with shells and rock ...
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