Cheney, Patrick, 1949-

Reading sixteenth-century poetry / Patrick Cheney. - Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. - 1 online resource (viii, 340 pages). - Reading poetry . - Reading poetry. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Front Matter -- Introduction -- 1500₆1558 Reading Early Tudor Poetry. Voice The Poetic Style of Character -- Perception The Crisis of the Reformation, or, What the Poet Sees -- World The Poet's Ecology of Place -- Form The Idea of a Poem -- Career The Role of the Poet in Society -- 1558₆1600. Voice The Poetic Style of Character -- Perception What the Poet Sees, and the Advent of Modern Personage -- World The Poet's Ecology of Place -- Form Fictions of Poetic Kind -- Career The Role of the Poet in Society -- A Special Case. Shakespeare -- Conclusion Retrospective Poetry -- Bibliography -- Index. The pleasures and uses of sixteenth-century poetry -- pt. 1. 1500-1558. Reading early Tudor poetry: Henrician, Edwardian, Marian -- pt. 2. 1558-1600: reading Elizabethan poetry -- pt. 3. A special case -- Retrospective poetry: Donne and the end of sixteenth-century poetry.

Reading Sixteenth-Century Poetry combines close readings of individual poems with a critical consideration of the historical context in which they were written. Informative and original, this book has been carefully designed to enable readers to understand, enjoy, and be inspired by sixteenth-century poetry. Close reading of a wide variety of sixteenth-century poems, canonical and non-canonical, by men and by women, from print and manuscript culture, across the major literary modes and genresPoems read within their historical context, with reference to five major cultural revolutions: Renaissan.

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10.1002/9781444396560 Wiley InterScience


English poetry--History and criticism.--16th century
English poetry--Appreciation.
English poetry.
English poetry--Appreciation.
Intellectual life.

England--Intellectual life--16th century.

Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.

PR521 / .C47 2011



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