2nd Edition

English Poetry of the Seventeenth Century





ISBN 9780582084377
Published July 6, 1992 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

Provides a comprehensive and entertaining account of the vitality and variety of achievement in seventeenth-century English poetry. Revised and up-dated throughout, Dr Parfitt has added new material on poets as varied as Marvell and Traherne. There is also a completely new chapter on women poets of the seventeenth century which considers the significant contributions of writers such as Katherine Philips and Margaret Cavendish. The proven quality and success of Dr Parfitt's survey makes this the essential companion for the teacher and student of seventeenth-century verse.

Table of Contents

PART 1: The lyric  PART 2: The poetry of place  PART 3: Poems of occasion  PART 4: Satire  PART 5: The epic  PART 6: Poetry by women.

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