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Seven metaphysical poets

a structural study of the unchanging self

by Robert Ellrodt

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.,
  • Metaphysics in literature.,
  • Self in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRobert Ellrodt.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR545.M4 E43 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 369 p. ;
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL58892M
    ISBN 100198117388
    LC Control Number99086586

    Metaphysical poetry, a well known genre of poetry that started in 16th century England, has greatly influenced contemporary poets and those who practice metaphysics everywhere. Known for both the common themes, and the shared literary functions and styles, metaphysical poetry started in England and spread across Europe during the 16th and 17th.   This is a short introducution to Metaphysical Poetry and John Donne.

      Buy a cheap copy of The Metaphysical Poets book. John Milton, Thomas Carew, Sir William Davenant, Henry Vaughan, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Sir Walter Ralegh, Robert Southwell, John Donne and Richard Crashaw Free shipping over $/5(5).   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(28).

    John Donne () wrote a prose work called Paradoxes and Problems, and his life presents plenty of both: he was born a Catholic, gained notoriety for sacrilegious verse, and later in life became an Anglican some of his poems defended libertinism and casual sex, he destroyed his first career by falling in love, and stayed with the woman he married until her death. Metaphysical Poetry text guide The guide provides the historical background against which many of the poems were written. One of the biggest differences between the seventeenth century and today is that the period in which the Metaphysical Poets were writing was a religious age, not a secular one.


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Seven metaphysical poets by Robert Ellrodt Download PDF EPUB FB2

Robert Ellrodt's study of seven poets--springing from his wide-ranging three-volume work, Les Poètes métaphysiques anglais --challenges the postmodernist assumption that no definite or constant self can be traced in the works of a writer.

Distinct modes of self-awarenessCited by: 3. By a distinguished scholar of seventeenth-century English literature. Covers the poetry and the thought of seven of the best-loved and most significant poets of the early seventeenth century - Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Marvell, and Traherne.

Seven Metaphysical Poets. A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self. Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self Robert Ellrodt Abstract. Seven metaphysical poets a structural study of the unchanging self by Robert Ellrodt.

Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York. Written in EnglishCited by: 3. * Choice * Seven Metaphysical Poets stands out among the crowd of new books on the seventeenth century for its affirmation of the humane, personal qualities of literature this book is a masterly work by a learned and insightful scholar, who provides an engaging account of the poetry while expounding Seven metaphysical poets book own particular theory.

These two recent publications, the first by Robert Ellrodt which focuses on seven sixteenth and seventeenth-century "metaphysical" poets from the perspective of what Ellrodt terms "the unchanging self," and the second, ably edited by Warren Chernaik and Martin Dzelzainis, which presents fourteen original essays on Andrew Marvell and the concept of liberty, consider their.

Download Citation | Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self | This study of seven poets challenges the postmodernist assumption that no definite or constant self can be.

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. 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.5/5(1).

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 well as, to a lesser extent, George Herbert and Richard Crashaw. 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 poets were not formally affiliated and few were highly regarded until 20th century attention established their importance.

This book focuses on the 17th Century and on 8 Poets, who were given the title of metaphysical poets, a title that grabbed me, because of it's leaning to towards science, of which I have an interest.

However, this book had nothing to do with This book was interesting and for research purposes.4/5. Seven Metaphysical Poets - A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self by Robert Ellrodt About this title: Robert Ellrodt's study of seven poets--springing from his wide-ranging three-volume work, Les Poetes metaphysiques anglais--challenges the postmodernist assumption that no definite or constant self can be traced in the works of a writer.

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Although this method was by no means new, these men infused new life into English poetry by the freshness and originality of their approach. The most important metaphysical poets are John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Thomas Traherne, Abraham Cowley, Richard.

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by Robert Ellrodt | 25 May Metaphysical Poets Homework Help Questions. What are the characteristics of metaphysical poetry. Metaphysical poetry is a term applied to many poets who wrote in a rather difficult and abstract. 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). His book Seven Types of Ambiguity () is one of the most influential critical works of the first half of the 20th century. William Empson, English critic and poet known for his immense influence on 20th-century literary criticism and for his rational, metaphysical poetry.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Metaphysical poets, a diffuse group of 17th century writers including John Donne, Andrew Marvell and George Herbert. Mourning the death of a .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).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.