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English poetry

from Tennyson to Whitman : in three volumes

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Published by P.F. Collier & Son in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesFrom Tennyson to Whitman.
Statementwith introductions and notes
SeriesThe Harvard classics
The Physical Object
Pagination1422 p. :
Number of Pages1422
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24656634M
OCLC/WorldCa32281463

The Romantics, with the partial exception of Byron, rejected the poetic ideals of the 18th century, and each of them returned to Milton for inspiration, though each drew something different from Milton. As far back as medieval times, a courtly tradition in literature cross-fertilized with an earthier demotic one. Sir Walter Scottby contrast, was thought of as a major poet for his vigorous and evocative verse narratives The Lay of the Last Minstrel and Marmion His later major works include Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes By and large, however, Anglo-Saxon poetry is categorised by the manuscripts in which it survives, rather than its date of composition.

Other genres include much religious verse, from devotional works to biblical paraphrase; elegies such as The WandererThe Seafarerand The Ruin often taken to be a description of the ruins of Bath ; and numerous proverbs, riddlesand charms. English literature has sometimes been stigmatized as insular. The new century had begun with Great Britain involved in the South African War the Boer War; —and it seemed to some that the British Empire was as doomed to destruction, both from within and from without, as had been the Roman Empire. Variation[ edit ] The Old English poet was particularly fond of describing the same person or object with varied phrases, often appositives that indicated different qualities of that person or object. But feeling had begun to receive particular emphasis and is found in most of the Romantic definitions of poetry. The most accomplished playwright working within this mode was Terence Rattiganwhose carefully crafted, conventional-looking plays—in particular, The Winslow BoyThe Browning VersionThe Deep Blue Seaand Separate Tables —affectingly disclose desperations, terrors, and emotional forlornness concealed behind reticence and gentility.

Other verse writers were also highly esteemed. By the turn of the century, however, he had noted a disturbing change. Elizabethan poems and plays were often written in iambic meters, based on a metrical foot of two syllables, one unstressed and one stressed. The Cavalier poets can be seen as the forerunners of the major poets of the Augustan erawho admired them greatly. The explorations of love found in the sonnets of William Shakespeare and the poetry of Walter Raleigh and others also implies a courtly audience.


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English poetry book

Poems intended to be set to music as songs, such as those by Thomas Campion —became popular as printed literature was disseminated more widely in households. In his poems on the South African War, Hardy whose achievement as a poet in the 20th century rivaled his achievement as a novelist in the 19th questioned simply and sardonically the human cost of empire building and established a tone and style that many British poets were to use in the course of the century, while Kipling, who had done much to engender pride in empire, began to speak in his verse and short stories of the burden of empire and the tribulations it would bring.

This was the backdrop against which the Romantic movement in English poetry emerged. SloaneLootand What the Butler Saw —put theatrical procedures pioneered by Pinter at the service of outrageous sexual farce something for which Pinter himself also showed a flair in television plays such as The Lover [] and later stage works such as Celebration [].

His fourth volume was never published complete, though 88 pages of it were printed in Yet Irish, Scots, and Welsh writers have contributed enormously to English literature even when they have written in dialectas the 18th-century poet Robert Burns and the 20th-century Scots writer Alasdair Gray have done.

10 of the Best Poems about England and the English Countryside

Thomas commemorate a harsh rural Wales of remote hill farms where gnarled, inbred celibates scratch a subsistence from the thin soil. Wyatt took subject matter from Petrarch's sonnets, but his rhyme schemes make a significant departure. There are also a large number of extant anonymous songs from the period.

Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, ed. Prose[ edit ] The amount of surviving Old English prose is much greater than the amount of poetry. Developing from Welsh, Irish and English tradition, Sir Gawain highlights the importance of honour and chivalry.

Man was a solitary, romantic creature of will who at any cost imposed his meaning upon the world because he could not endure a world English poetry book did not reflect his central place within it.

Load Next Page. John Milton —74 is considered one of the greatest English poets, and wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval. In Birthday LettersHughes published a poetic chronicle of his much-speculated-upon relationship with Sylvia Plaththe American poet to whom he was married from until her suicide in At this time, literature in England was being written in various languages, including Latin, Norman-French, and English: the multilingual nature of the audience for literature in the 14th century is illustrated by the example of John Gower c.

Beowulf is the most famous work in Old English, and has achieved national epic status in England, despite being set in Scandinavia. A number of medieval poets had, as already noted, shown an interest in the ideas of Aristotle and the writings of European Renaissance precursors such as Dante.

Eliot and Christopher Fry to bring about a renaissance of verse drama, theatre in the late s and early s was most notable for the continuing supremacy of the well-made playwhich focused upon, and mainly attracted as its audience, the comfortable middle class.

It was with the 14th century that major works of English literature began once again to appear; these include the so-called Pearl Poet 's PearlPatienceCleannessand Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ; Langland 's political and religious allegory Piers Plowman ; Gower 's Confessio Amantis ; and the works of Chaucerthe most highly regarded English poet of the Middle Ages, who was seen by his contemporaries as a successor to the great tradition of Virgil and Dante.

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