The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns
The poetry produced by the British poets of the 17th and 18th centuries is considered to be among the best ever written. But many general readers feel intimidated by the language or structure of the poetry, and so tend to shy away from enjoying these poets and their works. Nelson takes readers on a tour of the major works and figures of 17th- and 18th-century British poetry, explaining major themes, devices, styles, language, rhythm, sound, tone, imagery, form, and meaning. Beginning each chapter with a sketch of the poet's life and career, the author then looks at five or six representative works, helping readers understand and appreciate the beauty of poetry itself.
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... God's justice in the middle , and concluding with the reply from " Patience , " a personified figure who speaks with ... God's call made to each human being to serve His cause . The problem is that God seems to be asking the impossible ...
... God in these passages is perhaps the least - admired part of the of the poem , because He seems ( to some at least ) ... God's rules for the garden . Ignorance can never be their excuse . They have complete freedom there , except for the ...
... God's pampered people , whom , debauched with ease , No king could govern , nor no God could please ( Gods they had tried of every shape and size That god - smiths could produce , or priests devise ) ; These Adam - wits , too ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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