The Art of Poetry by Shira Wolosky

The Art of Poetry
  • Title : The Art of Poetry
  • Author : Shira Wolosky
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199707836
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In The Art of Poetry, Shira Wolosky provides a dazzling introduction to an art whose emphasis on verbal music, wordplay, and dodging the merely literal makes it at once the most beguiling and most challenging of literary forms. A uniquely comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to poetic form, The Art of Poetry moves progressively from smaller units such as the word, line, and image, to larger features such as verse forms and voice. In fourteen engaging, beautifully written chapters, Wolosky explores in depth how poetry does what it does while offering brilliant readings of some of the finest lyric poetry in the English and American traditions. Both readers new to poetry and poetry veterans will be moved and enlightened as Wolosky interprets work by William Shakespeare, John Donne, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others. The book includes a superb two-chapter discussion of the sonnet's form and history, and represents the first poetry guide to introduce gender as a basic element of analysis. In contrast to many existing guides, which focus on selected formal aspects like metrics or present definitions and examples in a handbook format, The Art of Poetry covers the full landscape of poetry's subtle art while showing readers how to comprehend a poetic text in all its dimensions. Other special features include Wolosky's consideration of historical background for the developments she discusses, and the way her book is designed to acquaint or reacquaint readers with the core of the lyric tradition in English. Lively, accessible, and original, The Art of Poetry will be a rich source of inspiration for students, general readers, and those who teach poetry.


How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch

How to Read a Poem
  • Title : How to Read a Poem
  • Author : Edward Hirsch
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780547543727
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you. Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture—the constant buzzing noise that surrounds you—has momentarily stopped. This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics. In an unprecedented exploration of the genre, Hirsch writes about what poetry is, why it matters, and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message—which is of vital importance in day-to-day life—can reach us and make a difference. For Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life, it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read it.


How to Read a Poem by Terry Eagleton

How to Read a Poem
  • Title : How to Read a Poem
  • Author : Terry Eagleton
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 111830621X
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poemis designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends thesubject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personalpossession of the students and the general reader. Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relationto content. Takes a wide range of poems from the Renaissance to the presentday and submits them to brilliantly illuminating closesanalysis. Discusses the work of major poets, including John Milton,Alexander Pope, John Keats, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson,W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, W.H.Auden, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon,and many more. Includes a helpful glossary of poetic terms.


The Art of Reading Poetry by Harold Bloom

The Art of Reading Poetry
  • Title : The Art of Reading Poetry
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0060769661
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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A paperback original, Bloom's stand–alone introduction to The Best Poems of the English Language. A notable feature of Harold Bloom's poetry anthology The Best Poems English Language is his lengthy introductory essay, here reprinted as a separate book. For the first time Bloom gives his readers an elegant guide to reading poetry––a master critic's distillation of a lifetime of teaching and criticism. He tackles such subjects as poetic voice, the nature of metaphor and allusion, and the nature of poetic value itself. Bloom writes "the work of great poetry is to aid us to become free artists of ourselves." This essay is an invaluable guide to poetry. This edition will also include a recommended reading list of poems.


A Poet's Guide to Poetry by Mary Kinzie

A Poet's Guide to Poetry
  • Title : A Poet's Guide to Poetry
  • Author : Mary Kinzie
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226437392
  • Pages : 561
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Looks at examples of poetry ranging from medieval to modern, discusses style and mode, and provides exercises for beginning and advanced writers


Don't Read Poetry by Stephanie Burt

Don't Read Poetry
  • Title : Don't Read Poetry
  • Author : Stephanie Burt
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0465094511
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys--and challenges--of the genre In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter. She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about "poetry," whether we think we like it or think we don't, in order to help us cherish--and distinguish among--individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don't Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingénues and cognoscenti alike.


How to Read a Poem by Burton Raffel

How to Read a Poem
  • Title : How to Read a Poem
  • Author : Burton Raffel
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • ISBN Code : 9780613051811
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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An anthology of more than 200 full-length poems is accompanied by critical and historical commentary in this lively introduction to the craft and art of poetry.


Poetry For Dummies by The Poetry Center,John Timpane

Poetry For Dummies
  • Title : Poetry For Dummies
  • Author : The Poetry Center,John Timpane
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0764552724
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That’s because for the attentive reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain — to throw open the doors of perception and hone our sensibilities to a scalpel’s edge. Poetry For Dummies is a great guide to reading and writing poems, not only for beginners, but for anyone interested in verse. From Homer to Basho, Chaucer to Rumi, Shelley to Ginsberg, it introduces you to poetry’s greatest practitioners. It arms you with the tools you need to understand and appreciate poetry in all its forms, and to explore your own talent as a poet. Discover how to: Understand poetic language and forms Interpret poems Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Shop your work around to publishers Don’t know the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Worry not, this friendly guide demystifies the jargon, and it covers a lot more ground besides, including: Understanding subject, tone, narrative; and poetic language Mastering the three steps to interpretation Facing the challenges of older poetry Exploring 5,000 years of verse, from Mesopotamia to the global village Writing open-form poetry Working with traditional forms of verse Writing exercises for aspiring poets Getting published From Sappho to Clark Coolidge, and just about everyone in between, Poetry For Dummies puts you in touch with the greats of modern and ancient poetry. Need guidance on composing a ghazal, a tanka, a sestina, or a psalm? This is the book for you.


Poetry 180 by Billy Collins

Poetry 180
  • Title : Poetry 180
  • Author : Billy Collins
  • Publisher : Random House Trade
  • ISBN Code : 9780812968873
  • Pages : 323
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Billy Collins compiles 180 poems, one for each day of the school year, for high school students to read so that they might learn the value of poetry in their daily lives.


How to Write a Poem by John Redmond

How to Write a Poem
  • Title : How to Write a Poem
  • Author : John Redmond
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1405148756
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An innovative introduction to writing poetry designed for studentsof creative writing and budding poets alike. Challenges the reader’s sense of what is possible in apoem. Traces the history and highlights the potential ofpoetry. Focuses on the fundamental principles of poetic construction,such as: Who is speaking? Who are they speaking to? Why does theirspeaking take this form? Considers both experimental and mainstream approaches tocontemporary poetry. Consists of fourteen chapters, making it suitable for use overone semester. Encourages readers to experiment with their poetry.


Making a Poem by Miller Williams

Making a Poem
  • Title : Making a Poem
  • Author : Miller Williams
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807131326
  • Pages : 136
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"We need poetry as we need love and company," according to Miller Williams. Making a Poem speaks to us all -- those of us trying to write a first poem, those who have published volumes of poetry, and anyone who cares how the world and language fit together. Distinguished as a poet, a teacher, a scholar, and a publisher, Williams traverses a wealth of topics. He explores poetic techniques of line break, rhythm and meter, and the development of verse forms. In our technological age, he makes clear that poetry is essential to the human soul, showing the connection between scientists and humanists. Williams draws from experience to describe the importance of teaching poetry to prisoners, the value of the university and the small press in fostering poetry, and the relationship between writer and editor. Making a Poem is an intimate, conversational treatise on poetry by a man of letters with decades of practice in both the business and the craft of verse. Readers will take away from this delightful book a deeper appreciation of the poet's art and the vital role poetry can play in their everyday lives.


How Should One Read a Book? by Virginia Woolf

How Should One Read a Book?
  • Title : How Should One Read a Book?
  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Laurence King
  • ISBN Code : 9781786277527
  • Pages : 64
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Where are we to begin? How are we to bring order into this multitudinous chaos and so get the deepest and widest pleasure from what we read?" Published for the first time as a standalone volume, Virginia Woolf's short, impassioned essay, How Should One Read a Book? celebrates the enduring importance of great literature. In this timeless manifesto on the written word, rediscover the joy of reading and the power of a good book to change the world. One of the most significant modernist writers of the 20th Century, Virginia Woolf and her visionary essays are as relevant today as they were nearly one hundred years ago. Features a new introduction by Sheila Heti.


How to Read a Japanese Poem by Steven D. Carter

How to Read a Japanese Poem
  • Title : How to Read a Japanese Poem
  • Author : Steven D. Carter
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231546858
  • Pages : 317
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How to Read a Japanese Poem offers a comprehensive approach to making sense of traditional Japanese poetry of all genres and periods. Steven D. Carter explains to Anglophone students the methods of composition and literary interpretation used by Japanese poets, scholars, and critics from ancient times to the present, and adds commentary that will assist the modern reader. How to Read a Japanese Poem presents readings of poems by major figures such as Saigyō and Bashō as well as lesser known poets, with nearly two hundred examples that encompass all genres of Japanese poetry. The book gives attention to well-known forms such as haikai or haiku, as well as ancient songs, comic poems, and linked verse. Each chapter provides examples of a genre in chronological order, followed by notes about authorship and other contextual details, including the time of composition, physical setting, and social occasion. The commentaries focus on a central feature of Japanese poetic discourse: that poems are often occasional, written in specific situations, and are best read in light of their milieu. Carter elucidates key concepts useful in examining Japanese poetics as well as the technical vocabulary of Japanese poetic discourse, familiarizing students with critical terms and concepts. An appendix offers succinct definitions of technical terms and essays on aesthetic ideals and devices.


How to Read a Latin Poem by William Fitzgerald

How to Read a Latin Poem
  • Title : How to Read a Latin Poem
  • Author : William Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199657866
  • Pages : 278
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is a book about poetry, language, and classical antiquity, and explains to the reader with little or no Latin how the language works as a unique vehicle for poetic expression. Fitzgerald guides the reader through samples of Latin poetry to give a sense of how the individual poems feel in Latin and what makes Latin poetry worth reading.


How to Read an Oral Poem by John Miles Foley

How to Read an Oral Poem
  • Title : How to Read an Oral Poem
  • Author : John Miles Foley
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780252070822
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Uses examples from Homer's Odyssey to contemporary urban America's slam poetry to explore the cultural contexts of this verbal artform, discussing the structure, principles, and social applications of the oral poem.


The Sounds of Poetry by Robert Pinsky

The Sounds of Poetry
  • Title : The Sounds of Poetry
  • Author : Robert Pinsky
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 1466878495
  • Pages : 129
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Poet Laureate's clear and entertaining account of how poetry works. "Poetry is a vocal, which is to say a bodily, art," Robert Pinsky declares in The Sounds of Poetry. "The medium of poetry is the human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense, poetry is as physical or bodily an art as dancing." As Poet Laureate, Pinsky is one of America's best spokesmen for poetry. In this fascinating book, he explains how poets use the "technology" of poetry--its sounds--to create works of art that are "performed" in us when we read them aloud. He devotes brief, informative chapters to accent and duration, syntax and line, like and unlike sounds, blank and free verse. He cites examples from the work of fifty different poets--from Shakespeare, Donne, and Herbert to W. C. Williams, Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, C. K. Williams, Louise Glück, and Frank Bidart. This ideal introductory volume belongs in the library of every poet and student of poetry.


Can I Touch Your Hair? by Irene Latham,Charles Waters

Can I Touch Your Hair?
  • Title : Can I Touch Your Hair?
  • Author : Irene Latham,Charles Waters
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • ISBN Code : 151247214X
  • Pages : 40
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation. How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners. Accompanied by artwork from acclaimed illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (of The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage), this remarkable collaboration invites readers of all ages to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences.


How to Read a Poem-- and Start a Poetry Circle by Molly Peacock

How to Read a Poem-- and Start a Poetry Circle
  • Title : How to Read a Poem-- and Start a Poetry Circle
  • Author : Molly Peacock
  • Publisher : Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
  • ISBN Code : 9781573227858
  • Pages : 209
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A distinguished poet and former president of the Poetry Society of America offers advice on how to read poetry, presenting eighteen cherished poems, along with information about the poem and its author; presents practical tips on organizing a poetry reading group; and includes a suggested bibliography of favorite books. Reprint.


The Athenaeum by N.A

The Athenaeum
  • Title : The Athenaeum
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Art of the Poetic Line by James Longenbach

The Art of the Poetic Line
  • Title : The Art of the Poetic Line
  • Author : James Longenbach
  • Publisher : Art of
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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James Longenbach is the author of three poetry collections, including Draft of a Letter; five works of criticism, including The Resistance to Poetry, as well as numerous essays and reviews. He is Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester. "Poetry is the sound of language organized in lines." James Longenbach opens this essential book with that provocative statement. Through a range of examples—from Shakespeare and Milton to Ashbery and Glück—Longenbach describes the function of line in metered, rhymed, syllabic, and free-verse poetry. That function is sonic, he argues, and our true experience of it can only be identified in relation to other elements in a poem. Syntax and the interaction of different kinds of line endings are primary to understanding line, as is the relationship of lineated poems to prose poetry. The Art of the Poetic Line is a vital new resource by one of America's most important critics and most engaging poets. The Art of the Poetic Line is part of The Art of series, a new line of books by important authors on the craft of writing, edited by Charles Baxter. Each book examines a singular, but often assumed or neglected, issue facing the contemporary writer of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. The Art of series means to restore the art of criticism while illuminating the art of writing. Of the series, Baxter writes, “The Art Of series is meant to restore criticism as an art, with writers examining features of their craft in lively and colorful prose.” "A much-admired academic critic and poet, Longenbach contributes to this useful new series of pocket-sized writing guides with clear, swift prose that explains how poets have thought about kinds of lines; how the line, or the idea of the line, distinguishes poetry (even prose poetry) from ordinary prose; how reference to dramatic verse (especially Shakespeare's) can help us think about verse lines on the page; and how the kinds of line he identifies—the end-stopped (punctuated) line, the parsing line (which follows a phrase's syntax), and the annotating line (which works against it)—combine to make memorable modern poems. A set of examples from William Carlos Williams demonstrate how Williams's freewheeling prose let him evolve from less interesting to more powerful versions of free verse. Passages from Marianne Moore, C.D. Wright, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound and Frank Bidart also receive incisive comment. No particular line, Longenbach writes, needs to be championed at the expense of other kinds . . . Useful in college and high school courses."—Publishers Weekly


The Athenaeum by James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

The Athenaeum
  • Title : The Athenaeum
  • Author : James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Naming the Unnameable by Michelle Bonzcek Evory

Naming the Unnameable
  • Title : Naming the Unnameable
  • Author : Michelle Bonzcek Evory
  • Publisher : Open Suny Textbooks
  • ISBN Code : 9781942341505
  • Pages : 190
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for the New Generation assembles a wide range of poetry from contemporary poets, along with history, advice, and guidance on the craft of poetry. Informed by a consideration to the psychology of invention, Michelle Bonczek Evory¿s writing philosophy emphasizes both spontaneity and discipline, teaching students how to capture the chaos in our memories, imagination, and bodies with language, and discovering ways to mold them into their own cosmos, sculpt them like clay on a page. Exercises aim to make writing a form of play in its early stages that gives way to more enriching insights through revision, embracing the writing of poetry as both a love of language and a tool that enables us to explore ourselves and understand the world. Naming the Unnameable promotes an understanding of poetry as a living art and provides ways for students to involve themselves in the growing contemporary poetry community that thrives in America today.


How to Read an Oral Poem by John Miles Foley

How to Read an Oral Poem
  • Title : How to Read an Oral Poem
  • Author : John Miles Foley
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780252070822
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Uses examples from Homer's Odyssey to contemporary urban America's slam poetry to explore the cultural contexts of this verbal artform, discussing the structure, principles, and social applications of the oral poem.


Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart

Poetry Pharmacy
  • Title : Poetry Pharmacy
  • Author : William Sieghart
  • Publisher : Particular Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780141987576
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry 'I keep my copy with the brandy and aspirin' Jeanette Winterson Sometimes only a poem will do. For countless people, the poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice from William Sieghart's bestselling Poetry Pharmacy have offered comfort, delight and inspiration; a space for reflection, and that precious realization - I'm not the only one who feels like this. 'Marvellous ... balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder' Stephen Fry 'Delightful; it rightly resituates poetry in relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and die well' Alain de Botton 'Sieghart's enthusiasm for poetry is so generous, optimistic and open-hearted, it's hard to resist' Evening Standard 'One for the bedside, a solace for sleepless nights' Daily Mail


How to Read Literature by Terry Eagleton

How to Read Literature
  • Title : How to Read Literature
  • Author : Terry Eagleton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300190964
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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DIV A literary master’s entertaining guide to reading with deeper insight, better understanding, and greater pleasure /div


Reading poetry by Peter Barry

Reading poetry
  • Title : Reading poetry
  • Author : Peter Barry
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1526111764
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Witty, direct and articulate, Peter Barry illustrates the key elements of poetry at work, covering many different kinds of verse, from traditional forms to innovative versions of the art, such as ‘concrete’ poetry, minimalism and word-free poems. The emphasis is on meanings rather than words, looking beyond technical devices like alliteration and assonance so that poems are understood as dynamic structures creating specific ends and effects. The three sections cover progressively expanding areas – ‘Reading the lines’ deals with such basics as imagery, diction and metre; ‘Reading between the lines’ concerns broader matters, such as poetry and context, and the reading of sequences of poems, while ‘Reading beyond the lines’ looks at ‘theorised’ readings and the ‘textual genesis’ of poems from manuscript to print. Reading poetry is for students, lecturers and teachers looking for new ways of discussing poetry, and all those seriously interested in poetry, whether as readers or writers.


How to Read Poetry Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

How to Read Poetry Like a Professor
  • Title : How to Read Poetry Like a Professor
  • Author : Thomas C. Foster
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 006268406X
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles. No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn’t need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more. From classic poets such as Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Edna St. Vincent Millay to later poets such as E.E. Cummings, Billy Collins, and Seamus Heaney, How to Read Poetry Like a Professor examines a wide array of poems and teaches readers: How to read a poem to understand its primary meaning. The different technical elements of poetry such as meter, diction, rhyme, line structures, length, order, regularity, and how to learn to see these elements as allies rather than adversaries. How to listen for a poem’s secondary meaning by paying attention to the echoes that the language of poetry summons up. How to hear the music in poems—and the poetry in songs! With How to Read Poetry Like a Professor, readers can rediscover poetry and reap its many rewards.


Poems Aloud by Joseph Coelho

Poems Aloud
  • Title : Poems Aloud
  • Author : Joseph Coelho
  • Publisher : Wide Eyed Editions
  • ISBN Code : 0711247692
  • Pages : 40
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Poems are made to read OUT LOUD! A wittily illustrated anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. 20 poems by the award winning â??Joseph Coelho will arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and performing with confidence. Perfect for confident children and shy readers alike, this book teaches all sorts of clever ways to performing poetry. Children will learn 20 techniques for reading aloud by trying out 20 funny and thoughtful original poems by the much loved and award winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho. There are tongue twisters, poems to project, poems to whisper, poems to make you laugh. There are poems to perform to a whole class and others to whisper in somebody's ear. Richly textured, warm and stylish illustration by Daniel Gray-Barnett bring each page to life. "Poetry for children is dead. Really? Not when there are young poets like Joseph Coelho" ~ Books for Keeps


The Art of Living Joyfully by Allen Klein

The Art of Living Joyfully
  • Title : The Art of Living Joyfully
  • Author : Allen Klein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1936740281
  • Pages : 156
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Allen Klein is a motivational speaker and author who believes strongly in the way words can influence how we feel mentally, physically, and spiritually. In this day of tweeting, texting, cyberspeak and the non-language of E-mail, the written and spoken word has the power to touch our hearts and lift our spirit that is extraordinary. In this The Art of Living Joyfully, Jollytologist Allen Klein presents a compendium of advice and plain common sense comprising a guide to good cheer. This wonderful collection of quips, quotes and instruction comes from a variety of people and from all eras of history. Dividing the books thematically, covering such topics as Friendship, Laughter, Beauty, Nature, Faith, and more, this is a book to cherish for oneself and to give as a heartfelt gift. HENRY DAVID THOREAU on Friendship: "The most I can for my friend is simply to be his friend," WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE on Laughter: "A light heart lives long." RALPH WALDO EMERSON on Happiness: "Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself." SOPHOCLES on Love: "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." MARTIN LUTHER on Nature: "Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime." From yesteryear to yesterday to today; from the famous to the little known; on subjects that touch our lives every day in every way, the selection of quotes in THE ART OF LIVING JOYFULLY offers insight and inspiration to help you and those you care about feel good about themselves and life.


How to Read Chinese Poetry by Zong-qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry
  • Title : How to Read Chinese Poetry
  • Author : Zong-qi Cai
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231139411
  • Pages : 426
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this "guided" anthology, experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the modern time. The volume is divided into 6 chronological sections and features more than 140 examples of the best shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poems. A comprehensive introduction and extensive thematic table of contents highlight the thematic, formal, and prosodic features of Chinese poetry, and each chapter is written by a scholar who specializes in a particular period or genre. Poems are presented in Chinese and English and are accompanied by a tone-marked romanized version, an explanation of Chinese linguistic and poetic conventions, and recommended reading strategies. Sound recordings of the poems are available online free of charge. These unique features facilitate an intense engagement with Chinese poetical texts and help the reader derive aesthetic pleasure and insight from these works as one could from the original. The companion volume How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook presents 100 famous poems (56 are new selections) in Chinese, English, and romanization, accompanied by prose translation, textual notes, commentaries, and recordings. Contributors: Robert Ashmore (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Zong-qi Cai; Charles Egan (San Francisco State); Ronald Egan (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara); Grace Fong (McGill); David R. Knechtges (Univ. of Washington); Xinda Lian (Denison); Shuen-fu Lin (Univ. of Michigan); William H. Nienhauser Jr. (Univ. of Wisconsin); Maija Bell Samei; Jui-lung Su (National Univ. of Singapore); Wendy Swartz (Columbia); Xiaofei Tian (Harvard); Paula Varsano (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Fusheng Wu (Univ. of Utah)


Tait's Edinburgh Magazine by William Tait,Christian Isobel Johnstone

Tait's Edinburgh Magazine
  • Title : Tait's Edinburgh Magazine
  • Author : William Tait,Christian Isobel Johnstone
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Tait's Edinburgh magazine by N.A

Tait's Edinburgh magazine
  • Title : Tait's Edinburgh magazine
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Art and Craft of Poetry by Michael J. Bugeja

The Art and Craft of Poetry
  • Title : The Art and Craft of Poetry
  • Author : Michael J. Bugeja
  • Publisher : Writer\'s Digest Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781582971018
  • Pages : 339
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Designed to teach the craft of writing poetry, this volume discusses the different types of poems, detailing the steps in writing each type, and includes examples of poems by such masters as Milton, Poe, Shakespeare, Rossetti, and Eliot.


How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

How to Read a Book
  • Title : How to Read a Book
  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9781439144831
  • Pages : 426
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.


The Art of the Sonnet by Professor of English and American Literature and Language Stephen Burt, Frmets Frm Frm,Stephen Burt,David Mikics,John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English David Mikics

The Art of the Sonnet
  • Title : The Art of the Sonnet
  • Author : Professor of English and American Literature and Language Stephen Burt, Frmets Frm Frm,Stephen Burt,David Mikics,John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English David Mikics
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780674048140
  • Pages : 451
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Collects one hundred sonnets and commentaries that highlight the history of the sonnet.


Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder

Why Poetry
  • Title : Why Poetry
  • Author : Matthew Zapruder
  • Publisher : Ecco
  • ISBN Code : 9780062343086
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. He takes on what it is that poetry—and poetry alone—can do. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of confusion or inadequacy that many of us feel when faced with a poem. Zapruder explores what poems are and how we can read them so that we can, as Whitman wrote, “possess the origin of all poems” without the aid of any teacher or expert. Most important, he asks how reading poetry can help us to lead our lives with greater meaning and purpose. Anchored in poetic analysis and steered through Zapruder’s personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging and conversational, even as it makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry in an age when information is constantly being mistaken for knowledge. While providing a simple reading method for approaching poems and illuminating concepts like associative movement, metaphor, and negative capability, Zapruder explicitly confronts the obstacles that readers face when they encounter poetry to show us that poetry can be read, and enjoyed, by anyone.


A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors by S. Austin Allibone

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors
  • Title : A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors
  • Author : S. Austin Allibone
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  • Language : English
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How to Write a Poem by Sean O'Neill

How to Write a Poem
  • Title : How to Write a Poem
  • Author : Sean O'Neill
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781497544062
  • Pages : 92
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is a practical book. By the time you finish reading it, you will have all the tools you need to write convincing, compelling, and beautiful poetry. Whether someone has asked you to come up with a poem for a special occasion, or you have suddenly been struck by an intense emotion and are looking for a way to articulate it, or you want to express love to your sweetheart on Valentine's day, "How to Write a Poem: A Beginner's Guide" provides all the necessary techniques to enable your poem to be a success.


On Poetry by Glyn Maxwell

On Poetry
  • Title : On Poetry
  • Author : Glyn Maxwell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780674970823
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On Poetry will be prized by writers and readers who wish to understand why and how poetic technique matters. Long regarded as one of Britain's major poets, Glyn Maxwell shows that the greatest verse arises from a harmony of mind and body, and that poetic forms originate in human necessities: breath, heartbeat, footstep, posture.


Booked by Kwame Alexander

Booked
  • Title : Booked
  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN Code : 9781432876760
  • Pages : 396
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"In this follow-up to Newbery-winner THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage. Twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!"--Back cover