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Metaphysical poets

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The term metaphysical poets was coined by the critic Samuel Johnson to describe a loose ... When it came to justify his charges with examples, Johnson quoted just three poets: Cowley himself, John D...

Ben Jonson Unmasked. How Ben Jonson's plays reveal his ...

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Abstract: Jonson's presence in his own work can be interpreted as his way of ... of his plays and poems, that he himself felt that ideas superseded a pleasing ...

Ben Jonson - NNDB

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By the poet's account his grandfather had been a gentleman who came from Carlisle, ... Ben Jonson further related that he was born a month after the death of his father, ... Two years after the birth of her son the widow married again; she may be ... much to his own subsequent satisfaction when the days of self- conscious ...

On "Heritage" - English

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"Heritage" consists of seven stanzas, and I believe that it can be understood best if one ... The rest of the poem represents his attempt at an answer. .... However, the image of the rain does more than merely reinforce certain ideas that have ... his forebears, does indeed fashion a deity in a likeness that is similar to his ...

Samuel Johnson | English author | Britannica.com

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By his own account, he was born “almost dead,” and he early contracted ... Despite his many physical afflictions, Johnson was strong, vigorous, and, after a fashion, ... He would later say with reference to the poets of his college, “We were a nest .... his judgment that some of Pope's philosophical and social ideas are marred ...

The Requirements of a Poet: A Note on the Sources of Ben Jonson's ...

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1 Ben Jonson, Discoveries, ed. by Felix E. Schelling, Boston, 1892. 2 Joel Elias ... the beginning and his final dictum that art only can lead the poet to perfection ... The idea also that exercitatio is assiduous use, practice, falls in with the con- ..... seeke to fashion as wel their speache and gesturing, as their witte or endyting.

The Poetaster, by Ben Jonson - Project Gutenberg

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Jonson was a large and raw-boned lad; he became by his own account in time ... The circumstance that the poet could read and write saved him; and he received .... which specific application is made of all this in the lampooning of poets and others, ... accepted poet of the court, sonneteer, and companion of men of fashion .

William Shakespeare Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia ...

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William Shakespeare 1564-1616, English dramatist and poet, b. ... of the form— and for the expression of emotions and ideas ranging from the frivolous to the tragic. .... devil figure from the morality plays going out of fashion as Shakespeare grew up. ... His value to his own age is suggested by the fact that two fellow actors ...

Some Literary Criticism quotes

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"Poems very seldom consist of poetry and nothing else; and pleasure can be derived ... the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing", Samuel Johnson, "Johnson on .... of our own hesitation", J. Hirshfield, "Nine gates: Entering the mind of poetry ", .... "[a poet's work] consists less in seeking wor...

Alexander Pope's Essay on Man: An Introduction - The Victorian Web

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The Essay on Man is a philosophical poem, written, characteristically, in heroic ... that man is fallen and unregenerate, and that he must seek his own salvation. ... of Bolingbroke's own fragmentary philosophical writings, as well as from ideas ... full of evil the Universe may appear to be, it does function in a rational fashion, ...

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Samuel Johnson - Poetry Foundation

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Moreover, Johnson wrote poetry throughout his life, from the time he was a ... Virgil, and Pope, Johnson produced his own Latin poem of 119 lines at remarkable speed, ..... and its treatment of more characteristic Johnsonian themes and ideas. ..... writings could be described as "an extended prose application" of the poem.

Johnson, "Preface to Shakespeare" (Abridged) - Rutgers University

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[5] The Poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision, may now begin to ... may yet be only the approbation of prejudice or fashion; it is proper to inquire, by what ..... by study and experience, can only assist in combining or applying them. ... I am indeed far from thinking, that his works were wrought to his own ideas of ...

New Ideas about Black Experimental Poetry - University of Michigan

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I want to think about poets whose work we might not consider experimental and see how the ... Sometimes the wolf arrives in sheep's clothing. ... In “A Poetics,” his famous description of language poetry, Charles Bernstein wrote: “I care .... I feel Johnson's preacher's lament in my own heart sometimes, when the “poetry” th...