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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... praise . The first poem in the main section , called " The Church , " from which all the following poems come , is ... praise thy Name : That , if I chance to hold my peace , These stones to praise thee may not cease . Oh let thy blessed ...
... praise exalt Till it arrive at heaven's vault , Which , thence ( perhaps ) rebounding , may Echo beyond the Mexique Bay . " Gulf of Mexico ( 29-36 ) The good news of the Gospel is not lost on swine here , but cultivated and cherished ...
... praise the merit of a foe ? Blessed with a taste exact , yet unconfined ; A knowledge both of books and humankind ; Gen'rous converse ; a soul exempt from pride ; And love to praise , with reason on his side ? well - bred conversation ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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