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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In the second stanza Donne continues his questioning of God . As in the first stanza the questions occupy the first four lines , one question to two lines : Wilt thou forgive that sin by which I have won Others to sin ? and made my sin ...
The second stanza is addressed to the perfect rose , the symbol of all beauty and love , with its brilliant red and pleasing shape . It seems to embody in itself all the loveliness of the world , which can cause the observer to weep ...
In this stanza he employs more end rhyme than in the first , using just two sounds through these lines as well as alliteration ( note the ws and the ss ) , repetition , and consonance ( especially the l sound ) .
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
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