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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assonance , and consonance , which are the repetition of consonant or vowel
sounds within a line ( or in successive lines ) ... smiled to see That love was in the
next degree ; ' Twas but a kindred sound to move , For pity melts the mind to love
When he plays them for his brothers , they are so struck by the sounds that they
immediately bow down in worship ; only a ... these lines as well as alliteration (
note the ws and the ss ) , repetition , and consonance ( especially the l sound ) .
He shows how the poet must adapt his sound and rhythm to his subject . In some
well - known lines , he advises readers to listen carefully to the sound of the verse
as well as to its meaning : Pope clearly believes in a poetic art that is carefully.
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