The Poetry Handbook

Author: John Lennard

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191532733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 1064

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.

A Poetry Handbook

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156724005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

View: 2354

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

Strange Terrain

A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader

Author: Alice B. Fogel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980167252

Category: Poetry

Page: 189

View: 5845

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.

Poetry Handbook

A Dictionary of Terms

Author: Babette Deutsch

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064635481

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

View: 2252

The classic reference work—an invaluable sourcebook for poets and readers

Rules for the Dance

A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395850862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 5229

An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop

The Romantic Poetry Handbook

Author: Michael O'Neill,Madeleine Callaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118308735

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 455

"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 Writing Handbook (eBook)

Definitions, Examples, Lessons

Author: Greta Barclay Lipson

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787784524

Category:

Page: 112

View: 2145

37 different poetic forms (complete with definitions, examples, guidelines, and a place for students to write their own) show the power of language and how to use it! Written by a master teacher, author, educator, and poet, this is the how-to poetry book ??????

Writing Poems

Author: Peter Sansom

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 127

View: 9772

Drawing on his extensive experience of poetry workshops and courses, Peter Sansom shows would-be poets how to write better, how to write authentically, and how to say genuinely what is to be said. He illustrates his book with many useful examples, covering the areas of writing techniques and procedures and drafting.

Writing Poetry from the Inside Out

Finding Your Voice Through the Craft of Poetry

Author: Sandford Lyne

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402254202

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8750

In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you. Lyne's techniques, which he developed through twenty years of teaching poetry workshops, flow from an understanding that poetry is an art form open to everyone. We all can-and should-write poetry. In this enchanting and inspiring volume, Lyne will introduce you to the pleasures and surprises of writing poetry, and his methods and insights will help you tap into your own unique voice and perspective to compose poems of your own in as little as a few minutes. Whether you are an experienced writer looking for new techniques and sources of inspiration or a novice poet who has never written a poem in your life, Writing Poetry from the Inside Out will help you to craft the poems you've always longed to write.

How to Read a Poem

And Fall in Love with Poetry

Author: Edward Hirsch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547543727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 1755

"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.

The teachers & writers handbook of poetic forms

Author: Ron Padgett

Publisher: Teachers & Writers

ISBN: 9780915924615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 8375

For the Handbook, 19 teaching poets have written 76 entries on traditional and modern poetic forms. The Handbook succinctly defines the forms, summarizes their histories, quotes good examples (ancient and modern, by adult and young writers), and offers professional tricks of the trade on how to use each form. New to this edition of the Handbook are: two new entries for poetic forms, a new preface, an updated bibliography, and a resource list of current audiocassettes, videocassettes, CD-ROMs, and Web sites. Padgett has revised the text throughout.

The Poet's Handbook

Author: Judson Jerome

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582971360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 7411

Detailed instruction in the mechanics and art of writing poetry.

New Rhyming Dictionary and Poets' Handbook

Author: Burges Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062720147

Category: Reference

Page: 480

View: 4318

A storehouse of rhymes and rhythms for poets--as handy a tool for a writer as a thesaurus.

Poetry For Dummies

Author: The Poetry Center,John Timpane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 3206

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.

The Poetry Home Repair Manual

Practical Advice for Beginning Poets

Author: Ted Kooser

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803259782

Category: Poetry

Page: 168

View: 5579

Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets—aspiring or practicing—can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry’s ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend—a friend who is willing to share everything he’s learned about the art he’s spent a lifetime learning to execute so well.

The Romantic Poetry Handbook

Author: Michael O'Neill,Madeleine Callaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118308727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 7012

"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"--

The Book of Forms

A Handbook of Poetics

Author: Lewis Turco

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584650225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

View: 8494

Companion to the Book of Literary Terms, an indispensable handbook, revised and updated for today's users.

The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry

2nd Edition

Author: Rhian Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441182780

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 9867

Now in its 2nd edition, this guide helps students build the knowledge and tools needed to tackle poetry with confidence.

The Poem Itself

150 of the Finest Modern Poets in the Original Languages

Author: Stanley Burnshaw

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610753081

Category: Poetry

Page: 337

View: 4101

Available again for a new generation, this classic work contains over 150 of the greatest modern French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian poems presented in the original languages and brilliantly illuminated by English commentaries.

The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Author: Tim Kendall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199282661

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 754

View: 9321

The Handbook ranges widely and in depth across 20th-century war poetry, incorporating detailed discussions of some of the key poets of the period. It is an essential resource for scholars of particular poets and for those interested in wider debates. Contributors include some of the most important international poetry critics of our time.