Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry / Edition 1

Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry / Edition 1

by Patricia Meyer Spacks
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405153628

ISBN-13: 9781405153621

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry recaptures for modern readers the urgency, distinctiveness and rewarding nature of this challenging and powerful body of poetry.

  • An essential guide to reading eighteenth-century poetry, written by world-renowned critic, Patricia Meyer Spacks
  • Exposes the multiplicity of forms,

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Overview

Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry recaptures for modern readers the urgency, distinctiveness and rewarding nature of this challenging and powerful body of poetry.

  • An essential guide to reading eighteenth-century poetry, written by world-renowned critic, Patricia Meyer Spacks
  • Exposes the multiplicity of forms, tones, and topics engaged by poets during this period
  • Provides in-depth analysis of poems by established figures such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, as well as work by less familiar figures, including Anne Finch and Mary Leapor
  • A broadly chronological structure incorporates close reading alongside insightful contextual and historical detail
  • Captures the power and uniqueness of eighteenth-century poetry, creating an ideal guide for those returning to this period, or delving into it for the first time

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405153621
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Reading Poetry Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,211,584
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preamble.

1 How to Live: The Moral and the Social.

2 Matters of Feeling: Poetry of Emotion.

3 The Power of Detail: Description in Verse.

4 High Language and Low: The Diction of Poetry.

5 Alexander Pope and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

6 How to Live: The Place of Work.

7 Matters of Feeling: Forms of the Personal.

8 Structures of Energy, Structures of Leisure: Ode and Blank Verse.

9 Old Poetry, Old Language: Imitation and Fraud.

10 Outliers: Mary Leapor and Christopher Smart.

11 How to Live: Poetry and Politics.

12 Matters of Feeling: Emotion Celebrated.

13 Narrative and Reflection.

14 Poetic Languages: Diction Old and New.

15 Mary Robinson and William Cowper.

Bibliography.

Index.

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