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The Cambridge introduction to eighteenth-century poetry

Author: John E Sitter
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature.
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"For readers daunted by the formal structures and rhetorical sophistication of eighteenth-century English poetry, this introduction by John Sitter brings the techniques and the major poets of the period 1700-1785 triumphantly to life. Sitter begins by offering a guide to poetic forms ranging from heroic couplets to blank verse, then demonstrates how skilfully male and female poets of the period used them as vehicles  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sitter, John E.
Cambridge introduction to eighteenth-century poetry.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011028105
(OCoLC)743214077
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Sitter
ISBN: 9781139190480 1139190482 1283382423 9781283382427 9781139029186 1139029185 9781139187893 1139187899
OCLC Number: 773034268
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 246 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Voice: 1. Voice in eighteenth-century poetry; 2. The Heroic couplet continuum; 3. Vocal engagement: reading Pope's An Essay on Criticism; 4. Talking in tetrameter; 5. Blank verse and stanzaic poetry --
Part II. Poetic Consciousness: 6. Satiric poetry; 7. Pope as metapoet; 8. Metapoetry beyond Pope --
Part III. Vision: 9. Reading visions; 10. Personification; 11. Prophecy and prospects of society; 12. Ecological prospects and natural knowledge --
A concluding note: then and now.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Responsibility: John Sitter.
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