Poetry of the Romantic Period
Routledge, 2016年3月31日 - 350 頁
First published in 1980. This title provides a critical and historical account of poetry written between 1780 and 1835. The author has been especially concerned to place the great poems and poets of the age in the context of the conventions and traditions in which they wrote, offering new perspectives on familiar works. Poems still famous are examined often in relation to works of a similar kind fashionable at the time but now neglected, and these unconventional groupings throw fresh light on Romantic poetry as a whole. An appendix is included, designed to be read as a supplement to the main text, serving both as a chronology and as a brief guide to works that do not fall within the scope of the main argument. This title will be of interest to students of literature.
第 1 到 5 筆結果，共 31 筆
(11.5–9) He describes the thorn as if it were a person, departing significantly from the more usual convention of comparing beautiful flowers or impressive trees to people. He describes its condition in such a way as to make us feel ...
Wordsworth does not present us with an unfortunate person and declare that she is wretched, he tries ways of making us aware first of what the experience of wretchedness is like. As a consequence his poem stands clear of the fashionable ...
Wordsworth's 'Old Cumberland Beggar' (1800) too presents a person who is poor, and old, and weak and solitary, and who yet passes uncomplainingly from door to door and by reminding the community of the act of charity does it good.
... it describes is horrid enough to have found favour with the writers of Gothic ballads in the 1790s, but it lacks one complicating factor that they usually relied upon—the guilty conscience of the person to whom the ghost appears.
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The ambiguities of guilt
The human predicament
Meditations of sympathy
Testimonies of individual experience
Reappraisals of society