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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... young woman , as in the last poem , but only the category of " virgins " to whom he makes some general remarks about how to live their lives to the fullest . The first line is famous , with its image of the rosebud , young and ripe with ...
... young harvesters . Like " Corinna Goes A - Maying " this too concerns a traditional festival in rural England , the time to celebrate the gathering of the crops to prepare for the long winter . In the seventeenth century England was ...
... young man and his poetic career : Yet once more , O ye laurels , and once more Ye myrtles brown , with ivy never sere , I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude , And with forced fingers rude , Shatter your leaves before the ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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