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A Survey of English Literature, Vol. 2 of 2 free pdf Excerpt from A Survey of English Literature, Vol. 2 of 2: 1780-1830 I. Robert Southey: career- affinities with other poets. Eclogues, ballads, short pieces. II. Southey: plan and ambition of his long poems: Thalaba and its metre- Curse of Kehama- Madoc- Roderick. III. Southey's prose: discussion of his style- its 'achromatic' quality- The Doctor. Rough classification of his works. Books of travel, essays, Colloquies on Society. Works on Spanish and Portuguese subjects- Peninsular War, History of Brazil. Biographies: the Nelson and the Wesley- Life of Cowper. Character of his conservatism- position hi letters. IV. W. S. Landor: his 'solitariness'- divisions of his career, 1795-1824, 1825-1846, 1847-1864. V. Landor: Poems of 1795- Gebir and Gebirus- manner and source and excellences- 'arrestedness' of imagery- plastic effects. Poems, 1802. VI. 'Dramatic scenes, ' or plays: Count Julian, Andrea of Hungary, etc.- Siege of Ancona. VII. Short lyrics, epigrams, elegies- poems to friends and to old age. Economy of passion- classical manner, affinities with Jonson. VIII. The Hellenics: usage of the term- those translated from the Latin compared with the others- analogies with sculpture. Increase of naturalness- imaginative quality. IX. Imaginary Conversations: variety, range, length, possible models. Grouping under six kinds: - (1) Heroic action and passion depicted- conversations of Greeks and Romans, and modern subjects of like kind. (2) Brutal and ferocious scenes. (3) Idyllic, gracious, and playful scenes. (4) Humorous and ironic. X.Imaginary Conversations: - non-artistic, or non-dramatic: (5) political and constitutional, or ethical, disquisitions in dialogue. (6) Conversations of 'literary men, ' and criticisms. XI. Longer prose works, or protracted 'imaginary conversations': Pericles and Aspasia, Pentameron, Citation, etc., of W. Shakespeare. XII. Robert Eyres Landor: Count Arezzi, etc.- prose romances. I It is easy and too true to say that Robert Southey (1774-1843)is a dead poet, a bookman, a journeyman in verse- that he has no magic, that he betrays his procedure, and that he sinks under his learning and his ambition. Still the picture of high poetical effort in this age is incomplete without him. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Oliver Elton
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331708281
EAN : 9781331708285
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Number of Pages : 494 pages
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