Reading Eighteenth Century Poetry

Author: Patricia Meyer Spacks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405153621
Release Date: 2009-02-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Towards a Romantic Conception of Nature

Author: Hendrik Roelof Rookmaaker
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027222150
Release Date: 1984-01-01
Genre: Poetry

This study describes in detail the development of Coleridge's attitude to nature as it is reflected in his poetry. It analyses the different stages of Coleridge's search for a meaningful relation to nature from an uncritical adoption of the eighteenth century conventions in his early poetry to a projectionist view in his poems of 1802. It offers challenging new readings of some of Coleridge's major poems like 'The Ancient Mariner' and 'Dejection: an Ode', and tries to rehabilitate some minor ones, like 'The Picture'. Attention is also paid to his relation with Wordsworth. It discusses in detail the philosophical background of Coleridge's views and considers the contribution of German thought to his development. As a whole this study affords a new insight into the genesis of romanticism in England.

Eighteenth Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered

Author: Kate Parker
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9781611484847
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Genre: Literary Collections

Bringing together work by distinguished and younger scholars, Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered takes seriously the connections between poetry and novels in the period between Andrew Marvell’s Upon Appleton House and Amelia Opie’s Romanic-era novels.

The Cambridge Introduction to Eighteenth Century Poetry

Author: John Sitter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139502467
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

For readers daunted by the formal structures and rhetorical sophistication of eighteenth-century English poetry, this introduction by John Sitter brings the techniques and the major poets of the period 1700–1785 triumphantly to life. Sitter begins by offering a guide to poetic forms ranging from heroic couplets to blank verse, then demonstrates how skilfully male and female poets of the period used them as vehicles for imaginative experience, feelings and ideas. He then provides detailed analyses of individual works by poets from Finch, Swift and Pope, to Gray, Cowper and Barbauld. An approachable introduction to English poetry and major poets of the eighteenth century, this book provides a grounding in poetic analysis useful to students and general readers of literature.

Poetry of Attention in the Eighteenth Century

Author: M. Koehler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137313607
Release Date: 2012-11-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

By identifying a pervasive cultivation of attention as a perceptual and cognitive state in eighteenth-century poetry, this book explores overt themes of attention and demonstrate techniques of readerly attention.

Eighteenth Century Poetry

Author: David Fairer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118824757
Release Date: 2014-12-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Currently the definitive text in the field and now available in all expanded third edition, Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology presents the rich diversity of British poetry from 1700 to 1800 in annotated texts and with full scholarly annotation. Alongside the work of prominent poets such as Finch, Swift, Pope, Montagu, Johnson, Gray, Burns, and Cowper, the volume offers a generous selection of less familiar items, providing a variety of voices and new directions for research and learning. This edition includes forty-two new poems including additional works by women poets, such as Mary Barber, Mehetabel Wright, Anna Seward, and Mary Robinson; poems reflecting new ecological approaches to eighteenth-century literature; and poems on the art of writing. The anthology is accessible and user-friendly, with generous headnotes, full foot-of-page annotations, an expanded thematic index, and a visually appealing text design. Featuring both classic poems and fascinating new discoveries, the third edition of Eighteenth-Century Poetry otters a lively and nuanced understanding of this extraordinary period to a new generation of students.

Poetic Meaning in the Eighteenth century Poems of Mark Akenside and William Shenstone

Author: Sandro Jung
ISBN: 077346963X
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In his readings, arguments, and discussion in the book, Dr. Sandro Jung shows himself a knowledgeable guide to the extensive commentary on mid-eighteenth-century poetry, not only in Elglish, but in French and German. His readers meet many unexpected and novel ideas and judgements in a cretical discourse firmly fixed on actual poems, rather than convenient and conventional formulas or misleading abstractions.