• Title: English Romantic Verse
  • Author: DavidWright Various
  • ISBN: 9780140421026
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • English Romantic Verse English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence Nearly all the famous pi ces de r sistance will be found here Intimations of Immortality The Ancient
    English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence Nearly all the famous pi ces de r sistance will be found here Intimations of Immortality , The Ancient Mariner , The Tyger , excerpts from Don Juan as well as some less familiar poems As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological order, and their poemsEnglish Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence Nearly all the famous pi ces de r sistance will be found here Intimations of Immortality , The Ancient Mariner , The Tyger , excerpts from Don Juan as well as some less familiar poems As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological order, and their poems in order of composition, beginning with eighteenth century precursors such as Gray, Cowper, Burns and Chatterton Naturally most space has been given over to the major Romantics Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare and Keats although their successors, poets such as Beddoes and Poe, are included too, as well as early poems by Tennyson and Browning In an excellent introduction David Wright discusses the Romantics as a historical phenomenon, and points out their central ideals and themes.

    One Reply to “English Romantic Verse”

    1. Hm having devoured this gem in 2 days, I'll be the first to say that it left a lot to be desired. On purpose, even. I feel almost as if this were analogous to buying a DVD only to find it's 90 minutes of trailers of other films. Which is ok, maybe then you know the ones you want to maybe watch fully at a later date. I had the feeling I'd read all of Keats, only to not recognize half of the ones here in this set. A major drawback is that there was no biographical details for each writer, nor a de [...]

    2. A nice collection of works from various poetic heavy-hitters like Wordsworth and Coleridge. If you're looking for an introduction to this particular style and period of poetry, or if you need a thorough selection on the Romantic poets in one handy volume, this is a good book.

    3. The title is pretty much self explanatory. It was a good collection of romamtic poets although the author did not choose to put their most famous poems. What was a good idea was to put poets that we usually do not know a lot of as John Clare.

    4. That he chose lesser known works is one of the appeals of this book for me. How many anthologies do we need the same poems in?

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