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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Though Jonson never became a serious rival to Shakespeare as a popular playwright , he did write several highly successful comedies , including Volpone ( 1606 ) and The Alchemist ( 1610 ) , which are still performed today .
Others write in clichés and “ expected rhymes , ” so that Where'er you find the cooling western breeze , ” In the next line , it “ whispers through the trees . ... " ( 2 : 350–351 ) Pope further mocks the use of the hexameter or ...
Pope absolutely refuses to abandon his independence as a writer and a moral being to become a flatterer or a ... His statement of his beginnings as a poet is a classic of rhetorical idealizing : verses , poetic meter Why did I write ?
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