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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... poet's personal involvement with the fate of this other young man and his poetic career : Yet once more , O ye ... poet in these lines seems more aggrieved by being forced to write a poem before he was ready than by King's death ...
... poet's role in their midst ; he will forever remain an outsider . The " Elegy " concludes with a three - stanza epitaph for the poet that has been inscribed on his tombstone . In contrast to the villager's portrait , it celebrates his ...
... poet concludes , is no more infallible than the mouse's . Both humans and animals are subject to the accidents of ... poet's sympathy for the mouse . Others believe that it broadens the feeling to include all humanity . This is a good ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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