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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( 1 - 12 ) A part of himself has died , the poet suggests , his own right hand has
been cut off and returned to his Maker , which clearly Jonson did not expect . It
seems much too soon to lose his son for whom he had such high hopes , so
Even at the very moment of the Restoration , just three months before Charles
returned to England , he published The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free
Commonwealth ( 1660 ) . Milton had served in an official capacity as Secretary
After the Glorious Revolution , he lost his official government positions due to his
conversion to Catholicism , but maintained his faith despite intense pressure to
return to the Anglican fold . In the final decade of his life , Dryden returned first to
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