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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Moving of th'earth brings harms and fears , Men reckon what it did and meant ; But trepidation of the spheres , Though greater far , is innocent . oscillation does no harm ( 1-12 ) a In the Renaissance , the virtuous were thought to die ...
At the end Jonson urges himself to quieter statements lest his poem " be thought the breath / Of discontent , ” which could be taken as a serious expression of despair , a dangerous sin in Christian terms . Jonson again employs the ...
Perhaps surprisingly , Pope becomes the advocate for freedom of thought and the cultivation of the imagination in education . The imagery of imprisonment and the “ jingling padlock ” clearly carries his disapproval of the opposite ...
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