Approaches to Teaching the Metaphysical Poets

Approaches to Teaching the Metaphysical Poets

by Gottlieb Sidney
     
 

Using the now controversial designation metaphysical as a term to be debated or dissected, this book helps teachers with the classroom process of discriminating among the metaphysical and other poems of five important seventeenth-century poets: John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw, and Andrew Marvell. The volume, like others in the MLA's

Overview

Using the now controversial designation metaphysical as a term to be debated or dissected, this book helps teachers with the classroom process of discriminating among the metaphysical and other poems of five important seventeenth-century poets: John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw, and Andrew Marvell. The volume, like others in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, is divided into two parts. The first part, "Materials," reviews editions of the poems, anthologies, recommended readings for students, aids to teaching, reference works, and background studies. The second part, "Approaches," presents essays by eighteen teachers in three sections. The first section deals with general discussions and backgrounds, addressing such important topics as seventeenth-century love poetry, religion, iconography, and representations of women in metaphysical poetry. Another group of essays explores various course contexts, including lower- and upper-division survey courses and a humanities-based composition course. The final section presents essays focusing on each of the five poets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873525305
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series
Pages:
177
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.46(d)

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