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The revival of metaphysical poetry

Joseph Ellis Duncan

The revival of metaphysical poetry

the history of a style, 1800 to the present

by Joseph Ellis Duncan

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Published by Octagon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English poetry -- History and criticism,
  • American poetry -- History and criticism,
  • Metaphysics in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Joseph E. Duncan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR581 .D8 1969
    The Physical Object
    Pagination227 p.
    Number of Pages227
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4432880M
    LC Control Number79075991


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The Revival of Metaphysical Poetry was first published in Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The metaphysical style, as expressed in its most distinguished Cited by: 7. Joseph E. Duncan The metaphysical style, as expressed in its most distinguished and distinguishable form by the seventeenth-century poet John Donne, has had an increasing influence on latter-day critics and poets.

Thus it is important to an understanding of literary history to examine this revival. The Revival of Metaphysical Poetry Book Description: The metaphysical style, as expressed in its most distinguished and distinguishable form by the seventeenth-century poet John Donne, has had an increasing influence on latter-day critics and poets.

The Revival of Metaphysical Poetry was first published in Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

THE REVIVAL OF METAPHYSICAL POETRY, BY JOSEPH E. DUNCAN AGREAT DEAL of attention has been given to the surge of critical interest in metaphysical poetry that followed the publication of Herbert Grierson's edition of John Donne's poems in Theodore Spencer and Mark Van Doren, for instance, have examined the revival.

The Revival of Metaphysical Poetry ing a sacramental outlook uniting God, man, nature, and history. Edith Sitwell exhibited very much a seventeenth-century approach to correspondences, Yeats plundered esoteric thought in con-structing his own unifying myth, while Empson — perhaps de-spairing of contriving any real unity —ranged the most widelyCited by: 7.

This book cover Almost all the metaphysical poety of that era. And the new version is simply awesome it comes with notes. this is the Best book for metaphysical poetry.

Book is light weight easy to carry. I rated this 3 star because I ordered a new book and when I opened the package I found ball pen ink mark on front cover.

It's disgusting.5/5(1). The metaphysical poets have been a huge influence on 20th century English poetry, and it seems amazing that for a long time they were largely neglected.

Much of their work calls for a This is a brilliant selection of metaphysical poems, with generous selections of John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell and Henry Vaughan alongside other /5. Introduction THE purpose of this book is to place in perspective the various occult tendencies that led up to the revival of interest in Occultism in recent years, and to interpret this resurgence in terms of humanity's need for a universal approach to Reality that transcends all previous systems of mystical and magical Size: 1MB.

'The Flea' is one of Donne's best known piece of metaphysical love poetry. It was pro- bably first published two years after his death in The exact date of its composition is unknown, though scholars assume that Donne composed it in his early years of wri- ting.

The poem is famous for its enigmatic reference to the poet’s ‘vegetable love’ – which has, perhaps inevitably, been interpreted as a sexual innuendo, and gives us a nice example of the metaphysical poets’ love of unusual metaphors. For a good anthology of the metaphysical poets, we recommend Metaphysical Poetry (Penguin Classics).

Metaphysical poetry is very often defined as some thing fantastic or vague. But this is not true and this poetry does not denote any queer or vague trend, but rather bears a number of specific features that give it a distinctive term "Metaphysical" was applied more or less accidentally to designate a particular group of poets.

John Dryden, while writing on John Donne, Mentioned. The term metaphysical poets was coined by the critic Samuel Johnson to describe a loose group of 17th-century English poets whose work was characterized by the inventive use of conceits, and by a greater emphasis on the spoken rather than lyrical quality of their 20th Century, T.S Eliot revived Metaphysical poetry by calling it fruit of passionate thinking.

A key anthology for students of English literature, featuring some of the crowning achievements of Renaissance verse Spanning the Elizabethan age to the Restoration and beyond, Metaphysical poetry sought to describe a time of startling progress, scientific discovery, unrivalled exploration and deep religious uncertainty.

This compelling collection of the best and most enjoyable poems from the. metaphysical poets, name given to a group of English lyric poets of the 17th cent. The term was first used by Samuel Johnson (). The hallmark of their poetry is the metaphysical conceit (a figure of speech that employs unusual and paradoxical images), a reliance on intellectual wit, learned imagery, and subtle argument.

"The British Poetry Revival" is the general name given to a loose poetry movement in Britain that took place in the s and s.

The revival was a modernist-inspired reaction to the Movement's more conservative approach to British poetry. The poets included an older generation - Bob Cobbing, Paula Claire, Tom Raworth, Eric Mottram, Jeff Nuttall, Andrew Crozier, Lee Harwood, Allen Fisher, Iain Missing: metaphysical.

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Duncan, Joseph Ellis, Revival of metaphysical poetry. New York, Octagon.

The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts is essential to our understanding of modern literature and of W. Yeats. This is an impressive capstone work that only a scholar of Schuchard's stature, skills, and background in Yeats, Eliot, and modern literature could have written."5/5(1).

The revival of metaphysical poetry: the history of a style, to the present. This book cover Almost all the metaphysical poety of that era. And the new version is simply awesome it comes with notes.

this is the Best book for metaphysical poetry. Book is light weight easy to carry. I rated this 3 star because I ordered a new book and when I opened the package I found ball pen ink mark on front cover.

It's disgusting/5(33). The term "metaphysical," as applied to English and continental European poets of the seventeenth century, was used by Augustan poets John Dryden and Samuel Johnson to reprove those poets for their "unnaturalness." As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, however, "The unnatural, that too is natural," and the metaphysical poets continue to be studied and revered for their intricacy and originality.

Literary critic and poet Samuel Johnson first coined the term 'metaphysical poetry' in his book Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (). In the book, Johnson wrote about a group of. Metaphysical poet, any of the poets in 17th-century England who inclined to the personal and intellectual complexity and concentration that is displayed in the poetry of John Donne, the chief of the Metaphysicals.

Others include Henry Vaughan, Andrew Marvell, John Cleveland, and Abraham Cowley as. The Revival of Metaphysical Poetry was first published in Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press e.

See Joseph E. Duncan, "The Revival of Metaphysical Poetry, —," PMLA, 68 (), — The article was published (slightly revised) in his book The Revival of Metaphysical Poetry (pp. —29). On the revival of —, see Theodore Spencer and Mark Van Dören, Studies in Metaphysical Poetry and for a bibliogra­.

Love Poetry - The Spiritual Book: A Metaphysical Spiritual Romance. You Remind Me of God.: How to Find God in the Ups and Downs of Everyday Life by Kathy Tully and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Aristotle, the metaphysical poets wrote of experience, including love, romance, beauty, imagination and man’s relationship with God.

Less concerned with expressing feeling than with analyzing ysical poetry is marked by bold and ingenious conceits, metaphor, drawingFile Size: KB. Fans of Don Paterson’s lyric poetry will find his latest volume, Zonal (Faber, £), something of a given to self-reinvention, Paterson has always kept musical panache at the.

Metaphysical poets A group of 17th-century poets whose works are marked by philosophical exploration, colloquial diction, ingenious conceits, irony, and metrically flexible of interest often included love, religion, and morality, which the metaphysical poets considered through unusual comparisons, frequently employing unexpected similes and metaphors in displays of wit.

Metaphysical poetry is highly intellectualized poetry written mostly in 17th-century England. 'The revival of metaphysical poetry' -- subject(s): History and criticism, Metaphysics in.

The Metaphysical Club expresses the distance traveled by modern public intellectuals away from these assumptions. By so emphasizing personal qualities, Menand asks less of his subjects as thinkers, and thus less of his readers as critics.

Unlike Mills, he finds himself at book's end with no criteria clear enough to mount a firm evaluation. The reputation of the metaphysical poets during the age of Johnson and the romantic revival, by Arthur H. Nethercot.

Format Book Published New York, Haskell House, Description 52 p. 23 cm. Notes Reprint of the ed. Bibliographical footnotes.

Subject headings. A general view of the progress of metaphysical, ethical, and political philosophy: since the revival of letters in Europe.

In two dissertations by Stewart, Dugald, ; Adams, John,former owner. BRL; Boston Public Library) John Adams Library BRLPages:   The “metaphysical poets” were in no way a self-proclaimed poetic school or movement.

Nor were they all exact contemporaries of one another; the earliest poet represented in this anthology, Sir Walter Raleigh, was born around and the last survivor, Richard Leigh, was born innearly a century after Raleigh, and died as late as /5(14).

Metaphysical poets are also very well known for employing a literary device called a conceit. A conceit is an extended analogy where the two items being compared do not fit within a clear cut comparison. For example, to compare a table to a desk would make sense, but comparing a table to a book would not.

The way conceits worked was to make the. the metaphysical poets Download the metaphysical poets or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get the metaphysical poets book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. the outset of “The Metaphysical Poets,” Eliot commends Prof.

Grierson for his valuable collection and hails it as “a piece of criticism and a provocation of criticism.” (Eliot ) F. Matthiessen gave his observation on Eliot’s contribution to the revival of interest in metaphysical poetry in the first quarter of the 20th Century.

Joseph Ellis Duncan has written: 'The revival of metaphysical poetry' -- subject(s): History and criticism, Metaphysics in literature, English poetry, American poetry Asked in Poetry Which poets.

Eliot, review of Metaphysical Lyrics and Poems of the Seventeenth Century: Donne to Butler. Selected and edited, with an Essay, by Herbert J. Grierson (Oxford: Clarendon Press.

London; Milford) in the Times Literary Supplement, October [On the "dissociation of sensibility"]. Metaphysical Poetry Written by BunPeiris Metaphysical poetry possesses its typical themes and techniques which depict the contemporary issues of the era. Discuss As everything under the sun, moon and stars are do change with time, throughout the literary periods, especially in poetic ages, themes and techniques too kept changing.

The age of metaphysical poetry was no exception. metaphysical poetry English literary form of the 17th century, characterized by the combination of unlike ideas or images to create new representations of experience, and a reliance on wit and subtle argument.

Although this method was by no means new, in the hands of such writers as George Herbert, Andrew Marvell and John Donne it infused new life into English poetry.The revival of alliterative poetry in the fourteenth century, which culminated in the major masterpieces of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Piers Plowman, poses many problems for the historians of literature.

As a result, the poems have tended to be studied in isolation, and their poetic context and use of an established tradition have been largely ignored.The Metaphysical poets show the spiritual and moral fervor of the Puritans as well as the frank amorous tendency of the Elizabethans.

Sometimes like the Elizabethans they sing of making the best of life as it lasts—Gather ye Rosebuds while ye may; and at other times they seek more permanent comfort in the delight of spiritual experience. The metaphysical poets were John Donne, Herrick.