The Flatting Mill by William Cowper


The Flatting Mill by William Cowper

The Poem The Flatting Mill by William Cowper
This is a specific example of English poetry by one of this country's most famous poets. This section provides a selection of different types of English poetry including the poem by this famous English Poet. The English poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following English poem The Flatting Mill by William Cowper from this famous poet can be used as a good example of English poetry.
 

The poem The Flatting Mill by William Cowper
 

When a bar of pure silver or ingot of gold
Is sent to be flatted or wrought into length,
It is pass'd between cylinders often, and roll'd
In an engine of utmost mechanical strength.

Thus tortured and squeezed, at last it appears
Like a loose heap of ribbon, a glittering show,
Like music it tinkles and rings in your ears,
And warm'd by the pressure is all in a glow.

This process achiev'd, it is doom'd to sustain
The thump-after-thump of a gold-beater's mallet,
And at last is of service in sickness or pain
To cover a pill from a delicate palate.

Alas for the Poet, who dares undertake
To urge reformation of national ill!
His head and his heart are both likely to ache
With the double employment of mallet and mill.

If he wish to instruct, he must learn to delight,
Smooth, ductile, and even, his fancy must flow,
Must tinkle and glitter like gold to the sight,
And catch in its progress a sensible glow.

After all he must beat it as thin and as fine
As the leaf that enfolds what an invalid swallows,
For truth is unwelcome, however divine,
And unless you adorn it, a nausea follows.
 

 

The Poem The Flatting Mill by William Cowper - Example of English Poetry
Poetry written such as the poem The Flatting Mill by William Cowper is piece of literature written by a English poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish English poetry from English prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of English poetry is the poem The Flatting Mill by William Cowper.

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