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The Oxford Book of Poetry - Latin Verse English Verse Book of Ballads & Modern Poetry With Oxford Lectures on Poetry - cover

The Oxford Book of Poetry - Latin Verse English Verse Book of Ballads & Modern Poetry With Oxford Lectures on Poetry

Walt Whitman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, George MacDonald, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Bronte, William Wordsworth, George Meredith, Andrew Lang, Edmund Spenser, Julius Caesar, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christopher Marlowe, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Burns, Thomas Love Peacock, Elizabeth Barret Browning, Gilbert Parker, Robert Browning, Oliver Goldsmith, John Milton, Virgil Virgil, William Blake, Ovid, Geoffrey Chaucer, Alexander Pope, John Keats, T. W. Rolleston, William Butler Yeats, Alfred Tennyson, Sir Walter Scott, Quintus Tullius Cicero, Claudius, Porcius Licinius, Gaius Maecenas, Numa Pompilius, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Walter Raleigh

Publisher: DigiCat

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Summary

The Oxford Book of Poetry stands as a testament to the enduring power and diversity of English verse, offering readers a curated exploration through centuries of poetic tradition. This anthology weaves together a rich tapestry of poetic voices, styles, and themes, ranging from the pastoral elegies of the Renaissance to the intricate odes of the Romantic period, and beyond. The collection heralds not only the well-trodden paths of English literature by including luminaries such as William Shakespeare and John Milton but also underscores the contributions of lesser-known poets, providing a balanced portrayal of the historical and cultural breadth of English poetry. The inclusion of works by figures like Julius Caesar and Quintus Tullius Cicero alongside traditional English poets highlights the anthology's unique approach to defining 'English' poetry, extending its scope beyond linguistic and geographical boundaries to embrace a wider literary heritage. The editors have meticulously selected contributions from a constellation of authors whose works collectively embody significant periods in literary history, from the classical elegance of Virgil and Ovid to the revolutionary fervor of Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Wordsworth, and the introspective depths explored by Emily Brontë and Edgar Allan Poe. This array of authors, each pivotal in their contributions to their respective eras and literary movements, offers readers an unparalleled journey through the evolution of poetic thought and form. The inclusion of Gaelic and Anglo-Saxon influences, represented by poets such as William Butler Yeats and Alfred Tennyson, underscores the anthology's commitment to capturing the nuanced tapestry of cultural and linguistic influences that have shaped English poetry. The Oxford Book of Poetry is an indispensable volume for those who seek to immerse themselves in the profundity and diversity of human experience as expressed through the art of poetry. It beckons to readers with the promise of discovery and insight, offering a unique opportunity to traverse centuries of imagination, reflection, and eloquence within its pages. This anthology transcends the conventional boundaries of literary collections by fostering a dialogue between the past and present, making it an essential resource for students, scholars, and lovers of poetry alike.
Available since: 11/26/2023.
Print length: 3089 pages.

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