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Ese conundrums as readers From riddling to double entendres mysterious titles to red herrings Fuller unpicks the puzzles in works that range from Browning to Bishop Empson to Eliot Shelley to Stevens to help the reader reach the rewards and revelations that lie at the center of some best loved poem. I enjoyed this in parts but perhaps a little scholarly for light reading I might go back to it at a later date and read all the poems properly and learn a bit about some of the poets as there were a few I had no idea about
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Ewis Carroll's Snark Who is Wallace Stevens's Emperor of Ice Cream Or indeed who is you in a poem In this perceptive and playful new book an acclaimed poet looks at some of the greatest poems and considers the number of individual puzzles at their heart casting light on how we should approach th. Giving up really rather than finished I found it worthwhile and interesting for the first third and then it felt as though the ideas had run out and it was just a list of other things about other poems strung together to make it long enough to publish
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An intelligent yet playful look at some of the most teasing and mystifying puzzles at the heart of our greatest poemsPart of the pleasure of poetry is unraveling the mysteries and difficulties it contains and solving the puzzles that lie within Who for instance is Shelley's Ozymandias What is the L. Sadly I found this book deterred me from reading poetry rather than encouraging me The tone throughout is rather school masterly and supercillious a bit like someone who can do the Times Crossword puzzle in ten minutes patiently providing his readers with the benefit of his wisdom and intellect There seems no room in his understanding of poetry for an emotional response
- Who Is Ozymandias?
- John Fuller
- 03 September 2019 John Fuller