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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... Herrick ( 1591-1674 ) : Poet of Time , Love , and Delight Robert Herrick was perhaps the finest poet among the " sons " of Ben Jonson , one of several who claimed him as their mentor and friend . About Herrick's life we have only the ...
... Herrick upheld the traditional hierarchy of the An- glican Church and supported the monarchy . As a poet , he wrote in the classical tradition , as is evident in the title of his book of poems , Hesperides . In classi- cal mythology the ...
... Herrick's verse . The first is " The Hock Cart , or Harvest Home , " which is a poem about the end of the harvest ... Herrick dedicated the poem to Mildmay Fane , Earl of Westmoreland , one of his patrons who was also a poet ( he ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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