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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... sins : Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun , Which is my sin , though it were done before ? Wilt thou forgive ... sins , too , and wonders if God's forgiveness will extend to him . God , at this point , does not answer these ...
... sin by which I have won Others to sin ? and made my sin their door ? Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun A year or two , but wallowed in a score ? When thou hast done , thou hast not done , For I have more . ( 7-12 ) These sins ...
... sins coming after the virtues , seriously undermines his extremely positive self - image . Although Willie tries to discount his sins as he expects God to do , the reader sees that they effectively negate all his pride and purity . In ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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