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A key anthology for college kids of English literature, that includes a number of the crowning achievements of Renaissance verse

Spanning the Elizabethan age to the recovery and past, Metaphysical poetry sought to explain a time of startling growth, medical discovery, unrivalled exploration and deep non secular uncertainty. This compelling number of the simplest and most delightful poems from the period comprises tightly argued lyrics, erotic and libertine issues of affection, divine poems and elegies of lament via such nice figures as John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell and John Milton, along items from many different much less renowned yet both interesting poets of the age, similar to Anne Bradstreet, Katherine Philips and Thomas Traherne. commonly different in topic, all are characterised by way of their use of startling metaphors, imagery and language to precise the uncertainty of an age, and a profound hope for originality that was once to end up deeply influential on later poets and specifically poets of the Modernist flow corresponding to T. S. Eliot.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes by means of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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