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Personification in eighteenth-century English poetry.

Chester F. Chapin

Personification in eighteenth-century English poetry.

by Chester F. Chapin

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Published by King"s Crown Press in New York .
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Eighteenth-century and Romantic readers had a peculiar habit of calling personified abstractions "sublime." This has always seemed mysterious, since the same readers so often expressed a feeling that there was something wrong with turning ideas into people--or, worse, turning people into ideas. In this wide-ranging, carefully argued study, Steven Knapp explains the connection between. The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, “The Rape of Lock” and “The Eve of St. Agnes.” Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A robust.

An approachable introduction to English poetry and major poets of the eighteenth century, this book provides a grounding in poetic analysis useful to students and general readers of literature. Do. English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, is an introduction to its subject and a summation of many of Fairer’s abiding concerns throughout his critical career. Some of these concerns are made clear by his deliberate rejection of the theories of influence made fashionable in the s and 70s by Harold Bloom and Walter Jackson Bate.

Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered is a provocative and timely collection well worth the attention of the reader who wishes, as Smith states in her introductory remarks, to ‘grapple with unexpected collisions and collusions between poetry and novels’. Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive (ECPA) is a collaborative digital collection and research project devoted to the poetry of the long eighteenth century. Toggle navigation Eighteenth A Bibliography of English Poetical Miscellanies, Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Soc., Book Reviewing and Eighteenth-Century Literary.


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Personification in eighteenth-century English poetry. New York, King's Crown Press, Columbia University, [©] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Chester F Chapin. Personification in eighteenth-century English poetry. [Chester F Chapin] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Personification in literature. English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism. Poésie anglaise -- 18e siècle -. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN POETRY.

STUDY. Flashcards. Learn. Write. Spell. Alliteration "Soft silence of the summer night!" Personification "A precious mouldering pleasure 't is To meet an antique book In the dress his century wore." Simile Or like the sun-flooded silks Of an eighteenth-century [dresser]" Metaphor "My vigor is a new-minted.

"Reading Eighteenth-Century Poetry, a book designated for the specialist and general reader alike." (Studies in English Literature, Summer ) "Spacks is an impressive close reader, and her lively, persuasive analyses offer exemplary models to students coming to this method or Cited by: 9.

English literature - English literature - The 18th century: The expiry of the Licensing Act in halted state censorship of the press.

During the next 20 years there were to be 10 general elections. These two factors combined to produce an enormous growth in the publication of political literature.

Senior politicians, especially Robert Harley, saw the potential importance of the pamphleteer. David Fairer is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at the University of Leeds.

He is the author of `The Poetry of Alexander Pope¿ () and `Pope¿s Imagination¿ (), and co-editor of 'Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology' (Blackwell, ).Format: Paperback. The dominant strain in English poetry in the eighteenth century was Neoclassicism.

This type of poetry produced the backlash of the nineteenth-century Romantic movement. The most admired and. Cambridge Core - English Literature - The Cambridge History of English Literature, – - edited by John Richetti.

Again, in the eighteenth century, English poets took to studying ancient authors, especially Horace, to find out how poetry should be written. Having discovered, as they thought, the rules of composition, they insisted on following such rules rather than individual genius or inspiration.

eighteenth century. And in relating personification to the emotional excitation the age received from the contemplation of a harmonious universe, Bronson has supplied us with the proper framework for a more nearly accurate reading of much eighteenth-century poetry.

Personification, however, is a device of art, not the product of art. Donna Landry, Professor of English at Wayne State University, is the author of The Muses of Resistance: Laboring-Class Women's Poetry in Britain, () and is currently co-editing, with.

Personification in Eighteenth-Century English Poetry By Chester F. Chapin Kings Crown Press, Read preview Overview An Lasair: Anthology of 18th Century Scottish Gaelic Verse.

eighteenth-century poetry Because accounts of eighteenth-century English poetry so commonly stress either its supposed preoccupation with the past or its immersion in the topical present, it may help to begin by speaking of its future.

Many of the period’s poets did write with a “neo-classical” eye on the classical past, espe. Alongside Alexander Pope, Thomas Gray is one of the most important English poets of the 18th century.

Samuel Johnson was the first of many critics to put forward the view that Gray spoke in two languages, one public and the other private, and that the private language—that of his best-known and most-loved poem, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (published in as An Elegy Wrote in a.

The Eighteenth Century is called the Classical Age in English literature on account of three reasons. In the first place, the term ‘classic’, refers in general, applies to writers of the highest rank in any nation. This term was first applied to the works of. Eighteenth Century English Literature book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A survey of prose, poetry, and drama from the /5(2). William Collins and Eighteenth-Century English Poetry. By RICHARD WEIVDORF. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, xiv + pp. $ Richard Wendorf has undertaken a praiseworthy project: to restore William Collins to his original literary setting.

Much recent criticism assesses Collins in relation to Milton and Spenser o r sees him as a precursor of Blake and Keats. This article focuses on poetry from the United Kingdom written in the English article does not cover poetry from other countries where the English language is spoken, including Southern Ireland after December The earliest surviving English poetry, written in Anglo-Saxon, the direct predecessor of modern English, may have been composed as early as the 7th century.

Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Synonym: allegory, analogy, emblem, hope, image, metonymy, personification, similitude, symbol, trope Neo classical period A revival in literature in the late 17th and 18th centuries, characterized by a regard for the classical ideals of reason, form, and restraint.of the English Department of Mississippi State College, whose book Personification in Eighteenth-Century English Poetry has just been published by the King's Crown Press, a subsidiary of the Columbia University Press.

Professor Chapin's work is a compact piece of critical scholarship which seeks dispassionately to illuminate.The disenchanting poetics of allegorical narrative are especially clear in the context of allegory’s most important trope: personification.

Personifications are central to allegory in its narrative forms: they often carry out the action of allegorical narrative. And like the term “allegory” itself, they invite two extreme and incompatible critical accounts.