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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This is the line commonly used in more serious verse , at least in the two centuries we are surveying in this book . Few poets can match Samuel Johnson's use of this line in the “ Vanity of Human Wishes ” ( 1749 ) to sound the organ ...
Dryden himself must be reckoned second only to Milton as a poet at this time for his own achievement in several different genres , from satire to lyric and narrative verse . He was perhaps most original in satire , but his significant ...
As readers will have noticed , Goldsmith employs the heroic couplet as his primary verse form , and his verse is traditionally moral and didactic , but we also see that the themes and values of poetry are changing , at least in emphasis ...
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Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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