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Selected Poems : John Skelton - John Skelton

Selected Poems

John Skelton

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781857547177
Number Of Pages: 144

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John Skelton (1464?-1529) is the first great modern English poet. Immensely proud of his poetic calling, he celebrates in his poems the language itself, in all its richness. He wrote in a vigorous vernacular, taking literary English out of the medieval world and enriching it with new forms and tones. Gerald Hammond's notes and glossary illuminate Skelton's works for the modern reader - but Hammond warns readers to keep their wits about them. Skelton is a poet of verbal ambushes, who still has the power to surprise and shock with his formal inventiveness and his indictments of church, scholars and state His tone can be tender, insinuating, savage and erotic; satire, parody, lyricism and allegory abound.

Introduction; Woefully Arrayed My Darling Dear; My Daisy Flower; The Ancient Acquaintance; Madam; Between Us Twain Mannerly Margery Milk and Ale Womanhood; Wanton; Ye Want from The Bouge of Court Philip Sparrow The Tunning of Elinour Rumming Speak; Parrot from The Garland of Laurel; Notes; Glossary

ISBN: 9781857547177
ISBN-10: 1857547179
Series: Fyfield Books
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 13.67  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Type: New edition