The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1975 - 300 páginas
"This book consists of detailed commentaries on ten famous English poems from the Elizabethan period to the present. The specific works ... are: Donne's The Canonization, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Milton's L'allegro and Il penseroso, Herrick's Corinna's going a-Maying, Pope's The rape of the lock, Gray's Elegy written in a country churchyard, Wordsworth's Ode: intimations of immortality from Recollections of early childhood, Keat's Ode on a grecian urn, Tennyson's Tears, idle tears, Yeats's Among school children"--Cover.
 

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A classic, of course. The ideas have been so thoroughly assimilated that they may seem elementary and even banal. But it's important to re-read occasionally and reflect not only their novelty at the ... Ler resenha completa

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I rather enjoyed reading through this 1947 book, which is relatively free of exogenous literary theory. Brooks takes one work from each of ten significant poets from Shakespeare and John Donne to ... Ler resenha completa

Conteúdo

PREFACE IX
3
Cloak of Manliness
22
S The Light Symbolism
50
What Does Poetry Communicate?
67
The Case of Miss Arabella Fermor
80
Grays Storied Urn
105
Wordsworth and
124
The Motivation
167
Yeatss Great Rooted Blossomer
178
The Heresy of Paraphrase
192
appendix 1
202
Criticism History and Critical Relativism
215
APPENDIX
252
Texts of Poems
267
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Cleanth Brooks (1906-1994) was educated at Vanderbilt, Tulane, and Oxford universities. The Gray professor of rhetoric at Yale from 1947 to 1975, Brooks lectured and taught at many universities throughout his career. Additionally, he was co-editor, with Robert Penn Warren, of the Southern Review and the author of many books of criticism.

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