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.
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The distance that one senses between Pope and the three great emergent spirits of the 1780s, Cowper, Robert Burns and William Blake, was social as well as aesthetic. Their deliberate experiments with a less studied style are obviously ...
5 The object here is not pathos but indignation at a social wrong and the terrible conflict of values that it imposes on the labouring poor. These poems are representative of three impulses toward experiments with simplicity of style ...
disturbingly that they are of common occurrence, and the sufferers have a way of harking back to happier days—rather as Goldsmith had done on their behalf in The Deserted Village—that is a standing reproach to the social forces that ...
III The poem of pathos has its counterpart in the poem of social indignation. When pathos is exploited as an indictment of society, literary quality tends to develop in an inverse proportion to the intensity of the zeal expressed.
... poems entitled 'Holy Thursday' are less equivocal examples of irony, and though they are not seditious in the sense of supporting a particular campaign to undermine the state, they do raise fundamental doubts about the social order.
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The ambiguities of guilt
The human predicament
Meditations of sympathy
Testimonies of individual experience
Reappraisals of society