By Michael D C Drout
Wheaton university English professor Michael D.C. Drout submerses listeners in poetry's earlier, current, and destiny, addressing such poets as Milton, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats, and explaining merely what poetry is whereas following its improvement during the centuries.
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Dryden and Pope are the great poets of the eighteenth century, but the eighteenth-century poem is by Thomas Gray, who really wasn’t a major poet and certainly isn’t up there with Pope and Dryden. But this one poem, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” is about as perfect an eighteenth-century poem as you are likely to find. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is in part a reference to Gray’s great poem. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o’er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, and what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? and what dread feet? LECTURE EIGHT What the hammer? What the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? What dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp? When the stars threw down their spears, And water’d heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the lamb make thee 58 Tyger!
Tyger! Burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, and what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? and what dread feet? LECTURE EIGHT What the hammer? What the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? What dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
A way with words. : IV understanding poetry by Michael D C Drout