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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... imagination to its fullest extent . Here , I believe , is the heart of the matter : Meanwhile the mind , from pleasure less , Withdraws into its happiness ; The mind , that ocean where each kind Does straight its own resemblance find ...
... imagination . In the next stanza ( no . 8 ) Marvell suggests that this garden is like Paradise without a woman , the helpmeet who helped undo man . It was not possible for him to remain alone in the garden forever , however , so Marvell ...
... imaginations of his boys will not be allowed to roam freely : We ply the memory , we load the brain , Bind rebel wit ... imagination in education . The imagery of imprisonment and the " jingling padlock " clearly carries his disapproval ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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