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English poetry

an unfinished history.

by Drinkwater, John

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Published by Books for Libraries Press in Freeport, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English poetry -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWith a pref. by St. John Ervine.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR502 .D7 1971
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 218 p.
    Number of Pages218
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5089538M
    ISBN 100836958373
    LC Control Number74160969

    In Great Britain, movement for social change and a more inclusive sharing of power was English poetry book growing. Shakespeare's career continues in the Jacobean period. He is generally seen as the last major poet of the English Renaissance, though his most renowned epic poems were written in the Restoration period, including Paradise Lost This can be contrasted sharply with the strong and extensive dependence that Anglo-Saxon poetry has upon metaphorparticularly that afforded by the use of kennings. In the work of John Clare the late Augustan voice is blended with a peasant's first-hand knowledge to produce arguably some of the finest nature poetry in the English language. Created in the darkness of the Great War, Bridges collects a book of lights from the literature of his nation and its allies.

    This expansion, combined with increasing industrialisation and mechanisation, led to a prolonged period of economic growth. William Hayley 's biography called him the "greatest English English poetry book, [10] and he remains generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language". Drama Apart from the short-lived attempt by T. The most significant writing of the period, traditionalist or modern, was inspired by neither hope nor apprehension but by bleaker feelings that the new century would witness the collapse of a whole civilization. In the s agitprop theatre—antiestablishment, feminist, black, and gay—thrived. National character and natural beauty in poems by 80 authors.

    The most significant writing of the period, traditionalist or modern, was inspired by neither hope nor apprehension but by bleaker feelings that the new century would witness the collapse of a whole civilization. Nor English poetry book he alone in this, even if he was alone in the brilliance of his comedy. He did so with regret: the patrician American admired in the English upper class its sense of moral obligation to the community. Biographia Literariaan account of his own development, combined philosophy and literary criticism in a new way and made an enduring and important contribution to literary theory. It could not be, for them, the language of feeling, and Wordsworth accordingly sought to bring the language of poetry back to that of common speech. However, much metrical experimentation took place during the period, and many of the songs, in particular, departed widely from the iambic norm.


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A group of Scottish writers arose who were English poetry book believed to be influenced by English poetry book. Chaucer is best known today for The Canterbury Tales. Beowulf is the only heroic epic to have survived in its entirety, but fragments of others such as Waldere and the Finnesburg Fragment show that it was not unique in its time.

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While Anglo-Norman or Latin was preferred for high culture, English literature by no means died out, and a number of important works illustrate the development of the language. In the latter half of the 20th century, interest began also to focus on writings in English or English dialect by recent settlers in Britain, such as Afro-Caribbeans and people from Africa proper, the Indian subcontinent, and East Asia.

Political power was no longer in English hands, so that the West Saxon literary language had no more influence than any other dialect and Middle English literature was written in the many dialects that corresponded to the region, history, culture, and background of individual writers. He differs from the earlier Augustans, however, in his subject matter, concentrating on realistic, unsentimental accounts of the life of the poor and the middle classes.

Influenced by continental Baroqueand taking as his subject matter both Christian mysticism and eroticism, Donne's metaphysical poetry uses unconventional or "unpoetic" figures, such as a compass or a mosquito, to reach surprise effects.

They also put a good deal of stress on their own originality. The Book of New York Verse. With time, the English language regained prestige, and in it replaced French and Latin in Parliament and courts of law.

In addition, the writings of English humanists like Thomas More and Thomas Elyot helped bring the ideas and attitudes associated with the new learning to an English audience. The longest is Christ and Satan in the Junius manuscript, it deals with the conflict between Christ and Satan during the forty days in the desert.

David Edgar developed into a dramatist of impressive span and depth with plays such as Destiny and Pentecosthis masterly response to the collapse of communism and rise of nationalism in eastern Europe.

Among the best known examples of this are Edmund Spenser 's The Faerie Queenewhich is effectively an extended hymn of praise to the queen, and Philip Sidney 's Arcadia.

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The Edwardians The 20th century opened with great hope but also with some apprehensionfor the new century marked the final approach to a new millennium. 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.

Wordsworth, who lived in France in —92 and fathered an illegitimate child there, was distressed when, soon after English poetry book return, Britain declared war on the republic, dividing his allegiance. Other verse writers English poetry book also highly esteemed. Among the important poems Milton wrote during this period are L'Allegro; Il Penseroso; Comus a masque; and Lycidas English Literature (Poetry, books, book clubs & more).likes · talking about this.

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