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Reading Romantic poetry

Author: Fiona J Stafford
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Reading poetry
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Reading Romantic Poetry introduces the major themes and preoccupations, and the key poems and players of a period convulsed by revolution, prolonged warfare and political crisis.


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011042864
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona J Stafford
ISBN: 1405191554 9781405191555
OCLC Number: 810531378
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 237 pages).
Contents: Preface. Chapter One: The Pleasures of Poetry. Painful Pleasures. Public and Private. Chapter Two: Solitude and Sociability. Romantic Solitude. The Romantic Resistance to Solitude. Public and Private Friendships of Poets. Friendships Tested and Trie. Chapter Three: Common C.ncerns and Cultural Connections. Common Causes: The Abolition. Common Culture: Romantic Rainbows. Chapter Four: Traditions and Transformations: Poets as Readers. The Sonnet Revival. Paradise Lost. Native Traditions. Chapter Five: Reading or Listening? Romantic Voices. The Language of Conversation: Lyrical Ballads. Oral and Rural. Standard English and the Freedom of Speech. Chapter Six: Sweet Sounds. Romantic Nightingales. Hidden Birds that Sing. Sound and Sense. Chapter Seven: Poems on Pages. Romantic Poets: Then and Now. Illuminated Books. From Vision to Volume. Christabel, and Other Poems, 1816. Reading according to Composition or Publication? References.
Series Title: Reading poetry
Responsibility: Fiona Stafford.


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