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The Cambridge introduction to eighteenth-century poetry, John Sitter

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The Cambridge introduction to eighteenth-century poetry
Title
The Cambridge introduction to eighteenth-century poetry
Statement of responsibility
John Sitter
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Sitter, John E
Dewey number
821/.509
Index
index present
LC call number
PR553
LC item number
.S58 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge introductions to literature
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English poetry
Label
The Cambridge introduction to eighteenth-century poetry, John Sitter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Pt. 1. Voice. Voice in eighteenth-century poetry ; The heroic couplet continuum ; Vocal engagement: reading Pope's An essay on criticism ; Talking in tetrameter ; Blank verse and stanzaic poetry -- Pt. 2. Poetic consciousness. Satiric poetry ; Pope as metapoet ; Metapoetry beyond Pope -- Pt. 3. Vision. Reading visions ; Personification ; Prophecy and prospects of society ; Ecological prospects and natural knowledge -- A concluding note: then and now
Control code
ocn743214077
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 p.
Isbn
9780521612784
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011028105
System control number
(OCoLC)743214077
Label
The Cambridge introduction to eighteenth-century poetry, John Sitter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Pt. 1. Voice. Voice in eighteenth-century poetry ; The heroic couplet continuum ; Vocal engagement: reading Pope's An essay on criticism ; Talking in tetrameter ; Blank verse and stanzaic poetry -- Pt. 2. Poetic consciousness. Satiric poetry ; Pope as metapoet ; Metapoetry beyond Pope -- Pt. 3. Vision. Reading visions ; Personification ; Prophecy and prospects of society ; Ecological prospects and natural knowledge -- A concluding note: then and now
Control code
ocn743214077
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 p.
Isbn
9780521612784
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011028105
System control number
(OCoLC)743214077

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