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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... despite being deep in debt . Moreover , he foolishly tried to bring a rapprochement with Spain by opening negotiations for his son to marry the Spanish princess , despite the English people's deep mistrust of that Catholic nation . The ...
... Despite the emotional nature of the topic , Dryden manages to argue several of the critical issues with admirable clarity . Some readers may believe that poetry should not deal with ideas in any rational way , but Dryden , I think , is ...
... Despite the Whigs ' fierce opposition , this effort was successful and ended the war against France with the Treaty of Utrecht in1713 . In the same year Swift was appointed dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin , much to his ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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