About this book
This book is a survey of a main strand in English poetry over the last two hundred years. This strand is characterized by ordinary everyday language, a meditative and somewhat melancholic tone, and settings in landscape and nature. Some of the main poets treated are Wordsworth, Tennyson, Arnold, Hardy, Frost, Edward Thomas, Housman, Macneice and Larkin. Some of the most important questions that arise are: why these features go together; why the line is essentially male; how far recent theoretical criticism is applicable to such poetry; and why some of the important poets are not English.
Bronte poetry Tennyson Thomas Hardy Wordsworth