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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... evoke the subject in a certain way or for a particular response . A poet , for example , may employ comparisons to ... evokes a powerful feeling of love that we might otherwise think is inde- scribable . The lilting rhythm and songlike ...
... evoke his saving grace , a traditional play on words in Christian writers . The Son , after all , is the life - giving " sun , " or medium of God's grace and mercy for humans . The final two lines resolve the series of questions the ...
... evokes an idyllic atmosphere for this night , beginning with an echo of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice , with the repeated phrase “ in such a night . ” In the play Lorenzo and Jessica use this phrase several times in their ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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