The Cambridge Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

The Cambridge Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

by John Sitter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521612784
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/06/2011
Series: Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Sitter is Mary Lee Duda Professor of Literature at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Voice: 1. Voice in eighteenth-century poetry; 2. The Heroic couplet continuum; 3. Vocal engagement: reading Pope's An Essay on Criticism; 4. Talking in tetrameter; 5. Blank verse and stanzaic poetry; Part II. Poetic Consciousness: 6. Satiric poetry; 7. Pope as metapoet; 8. Metapoetry beyond Pope; Part III. Vision: 9. Reading visions; 10. Personification; 11. Prophecy and prospects of society; 12. Ecological prospects and natural knowledge; A concluding note: then and now; Suggested reading; Index.

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