Reading sixteenth-century poetry / Patrick Cheney.Material type: TextSeries: Reading poetryPublication details: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011Description: 1 online resource (viii, 340 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444396560; 1444396560; 9781444396546; 1444396544; 1283408481; 9781283408486Subject(s): English poetry -- 16th century -- History and criticism | English poetry -- Appreciation | England -- Intellectual life -- 16th century | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Shakespeare | English poetry | English poetry -- Appreciation | Intellectual life | England | 1500-1599Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading sixteenth-century poetry.DDC classification: 821/.309 LOC classification: PR521 | .C47 2011Online resources: Wiley Online Library
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.
Includes bibliographical references and 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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