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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Donne's use of the sonnet form to create a sequence of serious religious poems about different aspects of a Christian's spiritual experience helped to make this form available for much more than love and passion .
In the 1670s and 1680s Dryden wrote both satire and serious commentary on political and religious issues in verse , producing some of the finest work in English literature on such matters . After the Glorious Revolution , he lost his ...
The English government , led by Robert Walpole , viewed him as a serious enemy and put a price of £ 300 on the head of the anonymous author of some popular tracts that vigorously opposed English policies toward Ireland ( most notably ...
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