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The years covered by this collection of poetry are some of the most turbulent in recent history. Britain moved from wealth and stability to political turmoil as the First World War changed the world and claimed millions of young lives. The poetry in this volume follows the transition from rural tradition, embodied by Thomas Hardy and D. H. Lawrence, to a poignant realism ex The years covered by this collection of poetry are some of the most turbulent in recent history. Britain moved from wealth and stability to political turmoil as the First World War changed the world and claimed millions of young lives. The poetry in this volume follows the transition from rural tradition, embodied by Thomas Hardy and D. H. Lawrence, to a poignant realism expressed by the War Poets, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Here, too, is the early magical poetry of W. B. Yeats nad the depiction of the life of a soldier of the Empire by Kipling; two poets who contrast strongly and yet fit happily into the age in which they wrote. Presenting the rich diversity of theme, style and technique, this antology amply represents the poetry of the early twentieth-century.


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The years covered by this collection of poetry are some of the most turbulent in recent history. Britain moved from wealth and stability to political turmoil as the First World War changed the world and claimed millions of young lives. The poetry in this volume follows the transition from rural tradition, embodied by Thomas Hardy and D. H. Lawrence, to a poignant realism ex The years covered by this collection of poetry are some of the most turbulent in recent history. Britain moved from wealth and stability to political turmoil as the First World War changed the world and claimed millions of young lives. The poetry in this volume follows the transition from rural tradition, embodied by Thomas Hardy and D. H. Lawrence, to a poignant realism expressed by the War Poets, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Here, too, is the early magical poetry of W. B. Yeats nad the depiction of the life of a soldier of the Empire by Kipling; two poets who contrast strongly and yet fit happily into the age in which they wrote. Presenting the rich diversity of theme, style and technique, this antology amply represents the poetry of the early twentieth-century.

30 review for Early Twentieth Century Poetry

  1. 4 out of 5

    Zanna

    I'm just not keen on most of these poets. Yeats has the gift, but his politics put me off, while Thomas Hardy, much featured in this anthology, invariably brings out a literary allegic reaction in me. I'm just not keen on most of these poets. Yeats has the gift, but his politics put me off, while Thomas Hardy, much featured in this anthology, invariably brings out a literary allegic reaction in me.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dimitra

    A beautiful little collection of poems, to read while drinking you hot tea/coffee during an autumn afternoon... I really like Thomas Hardy's poems and I will definitely read more of his! A beautiful little collection of poems, to read while drinking you hot tea/coffee during an autumn afternoon... I really like Thomas Hardy's poems and I will definitely read more of his!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Novelle Novels

    3 out of 5 stars.. I’m so glad I’ve finally read this and there are some really good poems but I feel like the selection is limited in its authors and types of poems.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rashad Raoufi

    a wonderful compilation of the very best of poetry in early 21st century, the jewel in the crown has to wilfred owens ww1 poems and kipling and wb yeats.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katrin

  6. 5 out of 5

    Miloš Petrik

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Thomas

  8. 5 out of 5

    Inna

  9. 5 out of 5

    Graciela

  10. 5 out of 5

    John Kenny

  11. 4 out of 5

    Klaus Quirt

  12. 5 out of 5

    Yaprak Öz

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rohan Narula

  14. 4 out of 5

    Gerardo Daniel Jiménez

  15. 5 out of 5

    Timothy John

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Darel

  17. 4 out of 5

    Constantinos

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tina

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bluetiful Hadeel

  21. 5 out of 5

    Everett Darling

  22. 5 out of 5

    Raed Al-Jishi

  23. 4 out of 5

    Georgia

    As expected, I liked at least the cadence and structure and syntax of the Yeats poems, and sometimes I enjoy his imagery regardless of content. I liked 'He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven' and 'No Second Troy' particularly. I was taken with a bit of the imagery in 'Brown Penny' as well--it seems like 'Till the stars had run away/ And the shadows had eaten moon' should be featured as some kind of title. I also liked Thomas Hardy's 'Neutral Tones' and 'The Voice', although I don't tend to like Hard As expected, I liked at least the cadence and structure and syntax of the Yeats poems, and sometimes I enjoy his imagery regardless of content. I liked 'He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven' and 'No Second Troy' particularly. I was taken with a bit of the imagery in 'Brown Penny' as well--it seems like 'Till the stars had run away/ And the shadows had eaten moon' should be featured as some kind of title. I also liked Thomas Hardy's 'Neutral Tones' and 'The Voice', although I don't tend to like Hardy on a whole as I like Yeats. I think I like the imagery and themes of Romantic poetry, but I also like the sly, almost plodding progression of rhetoric in Enlightenment poetry. I do like explorations of love and relationships and human nature largely, and I have a sweetness for mythology, of course. That's largely why I liked Wilfred Owen's 'The Parable of the Old Man and the Young'--with the twist--because I don't tend to like war poetry or poetry about patriotism. I find it a bit dry. I hadn't met Edward Thomas before this, but I quite liked 'Out in the Dark'. So, in summary, I liked mostly the first thirteen or so pages of this book, which you would be able to tell especially in the first few pages by the abundant annotations. The odd one out was the Owen poem, which is in the section of largely war poems that occupies the latter third of the compilation, and I liked that mainly because of the twist it put on the mythology, and its use of religious parable to impugn the recipients of its moral lesson.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Rose-Masters

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mali

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sissi

  27. 4 out of 5

    Anissa

  28. 4 out of 5

    Anncovicka

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kat Parra

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bellatrix

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