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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Jonson had nothing to gain by praising this poet who had been dead for seven years, yet his commendation is grand and generous, ... And art alive still while thy book doth live, And we have wits to read and praise to give.
Wherefore each part Of my hard heart Meets in this frame , To praise thy Name : That , if I chance to hold my peace , These stones to praise thee may not cease . Oh let thy blessed SACRIFICE be mine , And sanctify this A LIAR to be ...
Who to a friend his faults can freely show , And gladly praise the merit of a foe ? Blessed with a taste exact , yet unconfined ; A knowledge both of books and humankind ; Gen'rous converse ; a soul exempt from pride ; And love to ...
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