A Poetry Handbook

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156724005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

View: 5092

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: 2300

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: 1409

"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: 4526

Strange Terrain

A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader

Author: Alice B. Fogel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980167252

Category: Poetry

Page: 189

View: 5098

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.

The Poetry of Thomas Hardy

A Handbook and Commentary

Author: James Osler Bailey

Publisher: N.A



Page: 712

View: 6855

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: 3085

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.

The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800

Author: Jack Lynch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600805


Page: 750

View: 9777

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.

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: 4162

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199576467

Category: History

Page: 887

View: 1672

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry offers an authorative collection of original essays and is an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics.

Contemporary American Women Poets

An A-to-Z Guide

Author: Catherine Cucinella

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

View: 2391

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: 9306

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: 4849

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!


Turning Towards Poetry

Author: Jeremy Tambling

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405836166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

View: 1596

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: 3045

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 Poetry of Thomas Hardy

A Handbook and Commentary

Author: J. O. Bailey

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469639394

Category: Poetry

Page: 742

View: 3115

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.

House of Light

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807095397

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 7898

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume) Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Fran Brearton,Alan Gillis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199561249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 723

View: 9354

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.