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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... Paradise Lost , an epic about the biblical history of Adam and Eve , was completed by 1665 and first published in 1667 in ten books . For it he received only five pounds and no royalties , since authors at the time sold the copyright to ...
... Paradise Lost ( 1688 ) with its beautiful illus- trations . Because of his controversial opinions on a variety of public issues , it took years for Milton's literary work to be accepted by many of his countrymen . Even toward the end of ...
... Paradise Lost , and Samson Agonistes " L'Allegro " and " Il Penseroso " " On the Morning of Christ's Nativity " Paradise Regained Sonnets : " How Soon Hath Time , " " On the Late Massacre in Piedmont , " and " Me- thought I Saw My Late ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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