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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... nature , so changeable and many - sided , that no one can detect or thwart him . For Jonson , of course , Mosca's chameleon nature in which he glories , is not a compliment . The run - on sentence extending from line 5 to line 7 with ...
... nature . This realization is absolute ; there is no qual- ification to it , no hope for anything on earth , even for that which seems perfect . The second stanza is addressed to the perfect rose , the symbol of all beauty and love ...
... Nature , " one of the most complex and elusive concepts in his discussion . Here is how Pope describes it early on in his recommendations for a literary critic : First follow Nature , and your judgment frame By her just standard , which ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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