A Poetry Handbook

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156724005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

View: 9755

Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops

The Poetry Handbook

Author: John Lennard

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191532733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 1306

The Poetry Handbook is a lucid and entertaining guide to the poet's craft, and an invaluable introduction to practical criticism for students. Chapters on each element of poetry, from metre to gender, offer a wide-ranging general account, and end by looking at two or three poems from a small group (including works by Donne, Elizabeth Bishop, Geoffrey Hill, and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott), to build up sustained analytical readings. Thorough and compact, with notes and quotations supplemented by detailed reference to the Norton Anthology of Poetry and a companion website with texts, links, and further discussion, The Poetry Handbook is indispensable for all school and undergraduate students of English. A final chapter addresses examinations of all kinds, and sample essays by undergraduates are posted on the website. Critical and scholarly terms are italicised and clearly explained, both in the text and in a complete glossary; the volume also includes suggestions for further reading. The first edition, widely praised by teachers and students, showed how the pleasures of poetry are heightened by rigorous understanding and made that understanding readily available. This second edition — revised, expanded, updated, and supported by a new companion website - confirm The Poetry Handbook as the best guide to poetry available in English.

The Romantic Poetry Handbook

Author: Michael O'Neill,Madeleine Callaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118308735

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 2041

"This comprehensive survey of British Romantic poetry explores the work of six poets whose names are most closely associated with the Romantic era--Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Keats, Byron, and Shelley--as well as works by other significant but less widely studied poets such as Leigh Hunt, Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Along with its exceptional coverage, the volume is alert to relevant contexts, and opens up ways of understanding Romantic poetry"--

Poetry Handbook

For Readers and Writers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349223980


Page: 184

View: 7749

English Language, Literature and Creative Writing

A Practical Guide for Students

Author: Sarah Dobbs,Val Jessop,Devon Campbell-Hall,Terry McDonough,Cath Nichols

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783082925

Category: Study Aids

Page: 198

View: 5301

A practical, easy-to-read guide that aims to help undergraduate students cope with the demands of English and Creative Writing degrees. Written by lecturers and industry professionals with decades of experience in professional writing and higher education, this book also includes hints and tips from previous students.

Writing with the Words of Others

Essays on the Poetry of Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Author: Alan J. Clayton

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826043081

Category: German poetry

Page: 271

View: 8598

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 908

View: 1162

'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.

The Poetry of Thomas Hardy

A Handbook and Commentary

Author: J. O. Bailey

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469639394

Category: Poetry

Page: 742

View: 5966

This handbook provides the background necessary for fully understanding the nearly one thousand poems of Hardy. As it treats the poems individually and often supplements the analysis of a poem by relating it to other poems and to passages in the fiction, every comment helps build a portrait of Hardy as a poet. Originally published in 1970. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Contemporary American Women Poets

An A-to-Z Guide

Author: Catherine Cucinella

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

View: 4266

In mapping the achievements of contemporary American women poets, this reference helps liberate them from restrictive conventional views and illustrates the tremendous diversity of their works. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on nearly 70 American women poets who published significant works after 1945.


Author: John Strachan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 2689

Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience, this volume provides a lively route map through the main aspects of poetry such as sound effects, rhythm and metre, the typographic display of poems on the page and the language of poetry using practica

Reading Poetry

An Introduction

Author: Tom Furniss,Michael Bath

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582894204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

View: 2239

Reading Poetry offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to the art of reading poetry. Successive chapters introduce key skills and critical or theoretical issues, enabling users to read poetry with enjoyment, insight and an awareness of the implications of what they are doing. This new edition includes a new chapter on ‘Post-colonial Poetry’, a substantial increase in the number of end-of-chapter interactive exercises, and a comprehensive Glossary of poetic terms. Not just an add-on, the Glossary works as a key resource for the structuring of particular topics in any individual teaching or learning programme. Many of the exercises and interactive discussions develop not only the skills of competent close reading but also the necessary confidence and experience in locating historical and other contextual information through library or internet searches. The aim is to enhance readers' literary and scholarly competence – and to make it fun!

Strange Terrain

A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader

Author: Alice B. Fogel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980167252

Category: Poetry

Page: 189

View: 4569

Poetry. Reference. Criticism. Poet, educator, and Poetry Foundation bestseller Alice B. Fogel has written the perfect book for those who feel uncomfortable with reading poetry. Divided into eight "steps," this "handbook" looks at such topics as shape, words, sound, images, and emotion. Fogel illustrates each step from her own poetry. "Great advice, good humor, excellent examples . . . and not textbooky. Playful and accessible, the continuing point that you don't have to 'get' poems to get them will ease a lot of minds. This is an important and mysterious subject-the reading of poetry. I learned a lot. Painlessly"--Rebecca Rule. The book is an essential resource for individuals, reading groups, teachers--even friends and families of poets who want to feel more comfortable with poetry.


Turning Towards Poetry

Author: Jeremy Tambling

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405836166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

View: 484

It seems that the existence of poetry needs justifying, and so does paying attention to it. Why should we read it? 'Re-Verse' discusses poetry in both older and modern forms, wanting to show why it should interest us.

Writing and Understanding Poetry for Teachers and Students

A Heart's Craft

Author: Suzanne Keyworth,Cassandra Robison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475814089

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 2034

This book can be used by instructors as the structure for their literature/poetry classes, it can be studied and enjoyed by lovers of poetry to increase their knowledge of the fundamentals, or it can be used in an English, reading, or creative writing classroom. Throughout the book powerful poems serve as models of how poems create meaning and what devices they use in the craft. Each chapter is designed to strategically move from model to guided practice.

The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800

Author: Jack Lynch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600805


Page: 750

View: 8618

In the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the poetry published in Britain between the Restoration and the end of the eighteenth century, forty-four authorities from six countries survey the poetry of the age in all its richness and diversity - serious and satirical, public andprivate, by men and women, nobles and peasants, whether published in deluxe editions or sung on the streets. The contributors discuss poems in social contexts, poetic identities, poetic subjects, poetic form, poetic genres, poetic devices, and criticism. Even experts in eighteenth-century poetrywill see familiar poems from new angles, and all readers will encounter poems they've never read before. The book is not a chronologically organized literary history, nor an encyclopedia, nor a collection of thematically related essays; rather it is an attempt to provide a systematic overview ofthese poetic works, and to restore it to a position of centrality in modern criticism.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Fran Brearton,Alan Gillis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199561249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 723

View: 5074

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry consists of 40 essays by leading scholars and new researchers in the field. Beginning with W.B.Yeats, the figure who towers over the century's poetry, it includes chapters on the major poets to have emerged in Ireland over the last 100 years.

The Poetry of Thomas Hardy

A Handbook and Commentary

Author: James Osler Bailey

Publisher: N.A



Page: 712

View: 9331

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry

Author: Jonathan Post

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199607745

Category: Drama

Page: 748

View: 5742

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry provides the widest coverage yet of Shakespeare's poetry and its afterlife in English and other languages.

Reading Tamora Pierce, 'The Protector of the Small'

Author: John Lennard

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847602452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

View: 5732

Tamora Pierce is a prolific and very unusual modern master of fantasy for young adults and the first such author to appear regularly on the New York Times bestseller lists. The four books making up The Protector of the Small are the 9th to 12th (of 15) novels set in Tortall, and follow the progress of Keladry of Mindelan from the first openly female page in more than a century to her attainment of Knighthood and introduction to war. The Notes cover Tamora Pierce's life and work; the world of Tortall (including the geography, cast, and neighbouring cultures); the strange menagerie of immortal creatures who may be friend or foe; the pantheon of interfering multicultural god/desse/s; knighthood; and the school series format that Pierce adapts. The well-illustrated Annotations cover unusual words, ideas, and objects mentioned, real-world cultural, historical, and literary references, and the major thematic issues that develop throughout the quartet. First Test, Page, Squire, and Lady Knight are all covered on a chapter-by-chapter basis. The Essay considers The Protector of the Small as a revisioning of Song of the Lioness, the structure of the quartet, and the nature of Blayce and the killing devices. A Note on Fanfiction surveys the enormous Tortall archive of fanfic as a resource for readers of the quartet, and a Bibliography provides checklists both of Pierce's works and of writing about her. Tamora Pierce read the book in manuscript and has generously allowed her comments to be published, including new extracanonical facts about Jump, women in combat, the death magic that powers the killing devices, and much more.