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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Yet even in the most desperate situations Levet was able to render useful service
to the suffering poor. His efforts were energetic and effective, but without the
ostentation that some doctors no doubt used. Clearly, no one else had dared to ...
He , too , has been deprived of all help and seems to have died , isolated and
alone , from his terrible suffering . The past tense ( “ perished " ) suggests his
sense that his life is over . He does not specify what caused his own death , but it
No poets have taken up his story, however, nor does the poet believe he can
fulfill that role. He wants only to draw a parallel between the sailor and himself, in
the overwhelming suffering and consciousness of impending death that he has ...
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