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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... Milton ( 1608–1674 ) : Poet of English Puritanism John Milton is generally considered the greatest English poet after Shake- speare , though he is probably less read today than a good many others . Milton's writing career is unusual in ...
... Milton's politics in Lives of the Poets , though he also recognized Milton's greatness as a poet . Johnson thought that Milton's republicanism was " founded in an envious hatred of greatness , and a sullen desire of independence , " but ...
... Milton All of " Lycidas , " Paradise Lost , and Samson Agonistes " L'Allegro " and " Il Penseroso " " On the Morning ... Milton Brown , Cedric C. John Milton , A Literary Life ( 1995 ) . Evans , J. Martin . Milton's Imperial Epic ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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