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 last two lines of this passage Swift artfully uses several caesuras to imitate the movement and speech of the speaker and the maid , as he swears and moves quickly away from her mop's splatter , then stops and turns to glare at ...
Where'er he turns , he meets a stranger's eye , His suppliants scorn him , and his followers fly ; At once is lost the pride of awful state , The golden canopy , the glittering plate , The regal palace , the luxurious board ...
After the historical examples , Johnson turns to more general temptations , such as the normal human desire to live a long life . Of course we tend to forget all the ills that flesh is heir to , and that the longer we live , the more we ...
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
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