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Minor Poems - Exploring the Beauty of Classic Verses and Poetic Gems - cover

Minor Poems - Exploring the Beauty of Classic Verses and Poetic Gems

Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Bayard Taylor, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Robert Burns, James Russell Lowell, William Makepeace Thackeray, Thomas Moore, Robert Browning, John Milton, William Blake, Alfred Tennyson, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Publisher: Good Press

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In 'Minor Poems', readers encounter a rich tapestry of literary genius, woven from the smaller, yet profoundly impactful, poetic works of some of history's most celebrated authors. This collection spans a remarkable range of styles, from the romantic to the gothic, the pastoral to the heroic, showcasing the versatile beauty and depth of short-form poetry. The anthology highlights not only the linguistic craftsmanship and emotional potency of these lesser-known gems but also their thematic diversity, exploring love, nature, sorrow, and the human experience across different periods and cultures. The inclusion of works by luminaries such as John Milton and William Blake alongside those of Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson illustrates an intriguing interplay of philosophical ideas and aesthetic ideals that have shaped English literature. The contributing authors, including Charles Dickens and Sir Walter Scott, among others, bring a wealth of cultural, historical, and personal backgrounds to the collection, enriching it with their unique voices and perspectives. Their collective contributions reflect significant literary movements, from Romanticism to Victorianism, offering readers a panoramic view of the evolution of English poetry. Aligning with the broader literary currents of their times, these authors' works collectively contribute to an ongoing dialogue about human expression, emotion, and thought. 'Minor Poems' invites readers into a world of exquisite detail and profound emotion, offering a unique opportunity to explore the multitude of ways in which the greatest writers have crafted their smaller masterpieces. This anthology is not merely a collection of poems; it is a gateway to discovering the depth and breadth of human feeling and thought, as rendered in the concise and potent format of the minor poem. Scholars, students, and enthusiasts of English literature will find within its pages a rich field for study, reflection, and enjoyment, encouraging a deeper appreciation for the art of poetry and the enduring power of its shortest forms.
Available since: 10/04/2023.
Print length: 98 pages.

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