Thematic Guide to British Poetry

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Anthologies of British
Poetry and
Abbreviations Used
BAVPThe Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory. Thomas J. Collins and Vivienne J. Rundle, eds. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1999.
BLBritish Literature 1640–1789. An Anthology. Robert Demaria, Jr., ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.
ECPEighteenth-Century Poetry. An Annotated Anthology. David Fairer and Christine Gerrard, eds. Fladen, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
ImPoImmortal Poems of the English Language: An Anthology. Oscar Williams, ed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952.
NAEL-1The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. 1. M. H. Abrams et al., eds. 7th ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 2000.
NAEL-2The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. 2. M. H. Abrams et al., eds. 7th ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 2000.
OAEL-1The Oxford Anthology of English Literature. Vol. 1. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.
OAEL-2The Oxford Anthology of English Literature. Vol. 2. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.
OBEVThe Oxford Book of English Verse. Christopher Ricks, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
SBThe School Bag. Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, eds. London: Faber and Faber, 1997.
TFiThe Top 500 Poems. William Harmon, ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
TrGrPo-1A Treasury of Great Poems. Vol. 1. Louis Untermeyer, ed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.
TrGrPo-2A Treasury of Great Poems. Vol. 2. Louis Untermeyer, ed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Anthologies of British Poetry and Abbreviations Used xi
  • Active and Contemplative Lives 1
  • Art, Imagination, and Inspiration 15
  • Beauty 31
  • Carpe Diem 43
  • Christmas Poems 47
  • Death 53
  • Death of the Young 65
  • Duty 77
  • Fame and Ambition 81
  • Family Relations 85
  • Freedom and Captivity 89
  • The Golden Mean 93
  • Immortality 97
  • Industrialism and the City 105
  • Innocence and Experience 111
  • Love 119
  • Marriage 141
  • Music 153
  • Nature and Country Life 159
  • Old Age 187
  • Patriotism 193
  • Politics and Human Rights 197
  • Pride and Vanity 205
  • Rebellion and Conformity 215
  • Regret, Consolation, and Melancholy 221
  • Religion 229
  • Sleep 243
  • Time and Change 251
  • War 257
  • Biographical Sketches 269
  • Further Reading 293
  • Index 295
  • About the Author 305
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