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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assonance , and consonance , which are the repetition of consonant or vowel sounds within a line ( or in successive lines ) of verse . A few lines from John Dryden's “ Alexander's Feast ” ( 1697 ) in which Alexander the Great's musician ...
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 ...
In his best verse Burns keeps the emotion of the subject under control through humor , the discipline of form , and a down - to - earth vision . Even in his best satires , where exaggeration is a normal part of the attack , he keeps ...
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