Revaluation : Tradition And Development in English Poetry
Provides readers with a radical survey of the tradition and development of English poetry from the early 17th to the early 19th century. The author begins with the "line of wit" that sprang from Jonson and Donne, then devotes chapters to Milton's verse, Pope, Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 128 x 198 x 13mm | 164g
- 24 Nov 1994
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
The line of wit: Carew and the line of wit; Cowley; Herrick. Milton's verse: proserpin gath'ring flow'rs; the verse of "Samson Agonistes". Pope: Pope's satiric modes. The Augustan tradition: Gray, Thomson, Fancy and Spenser; the "Ode to Evening" and Milton; Akebside, Wordsworth and Landor; Matthew Green; the coffee-house; without unseasonable passions; Blake and "Ash Wednesday"; Coleridge's beginnings; Byron's satire. Wordsworth: Arnold, Wordsworth and the Georgians; Shelley and Wordsworth; a "Lucy" poem. Shelley: Coleridge and "Mont Blanc"; Shelley and "Othello"; Swinburne. Keats: beauty is truth.