The Metaphysical Poets

The Metaphysical Poets

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The Metaphysical Poets provides an introduction to the work of six strikingly various and original poets- Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan, Marvell and Traherne. By closely examining how the poems work, the book aims to help readers at all stages of proficiency and knowledge to enjoy and critically appreciate the ways in which fantastic and elaborate styles may express private intensities.

The emphasis is on the differences covered by the term 'Metaphysical' and on the rich and strange diversity of the poets' inner lives. The book examines the expressive forms of interiority, the characteristic inward turn of Metaphysical wit, and compares the wit of its six poets with the non-introspective wit of poets such as Cowley, the Cavaliers and the Augustans.

The discussion of each poet is preceded by a 'Life' in which the biographical facts, personal, cultural and political, are treated with a view to illuminating the concerns of the poems.



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This work provides and introduction to the work of six poets: Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan, Marvell and Traherne. By closely examining how the poems work, this book aims to help readers enjoy and critically appreciate the ways in which fantastic and elaborate styles may express private intensities. There is emphasis on the differences covered by the term 'Metaphysical' and on the rich and strange diversity of the poets inner lives. A discussion of each poet is preceded by a 'Life' section in which the biological facts, personal, cultural and political, are treated with a view toward illuminating the concerns of the poet. those interested in Metaphysical poetry and literary criticism. Also available in Hardcover 0-582-29834-2.



Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2000
ISBN: 9780582298354
0582298350
Characteristics: x, 293 p. : ill

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