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Who Reads Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Who Reads Poetry

Who reads poetry? We know that poets do, but what about the rest of us? When and why do we turn to verse? Seeking the answer, Poetry magazine since 2005 has published a column called “The View From Here,” which has invited readers “from outside the world of poetry” to describe what has drawn them to poetry. Over the years, the incredibly diverse set of contributors have included philosophers, journalists, musicians, and artists, as well as doctors and soldiers, an iron-worker, an anthropologist, and an economist. This collection brings together fifty compelling pieces, which are in turns surprising, provocative, touching, and funny. In one essay, musician Neko Case calls poetry “a ...

Your Soul Is a River
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 162

Your Soul Is a River

This is a book about the journey of healing from trauma and becoming whole again.Directions: apply to your soul gently, whilst sitting under the stars.

Growing Up with Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

Growing Up with Poetry

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989
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  • Publisher: Heinemann

An anthology designed for the enjoyment and instruction of students from junior-secondary school onwards. The poems focus on aspects central to African life and culture: lover, identity, death, village life, separation, power and freedom. Guidance for teachers is included.

Perspectives on Indian Poetry in English
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 251
Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 223

Poetry

How do I read a poem? Do I really understand poetry? This comprehensive guide demystifies the world of poetry, exploring poetic forms and traditions which can at first seem bewildering. Showing how any reader can gain more pleasure from poetry, it looks at the ways in which poetry interacts with the language we use in our everyday lives and explores how poems use language and form to create meaning. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it looks at aspects including: how technical aspects such as rhythm and measures work how different tones of voice affect a poem how poetic language relates to everyday language how different types of poetry work, from sonnets to free verse how the form and 'space' of a poem contributes to its meaning. Poetry: The Basics is an invaluable and easy to read guide for anyone wanting to get to grips with reading and writing poetry.

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

More than 550 poems by American, English, and anonymous authors.

Poets and Poetry of Poland
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

Poets and Poetry of Poland

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1881
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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A Poetry Handbook
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 130

A Poetry Handbook

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

Homer
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 225

Homer

Ford (classics, Princeton U.) addresses the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for. Focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the heroic tales of the Greek oral tradition began to be preserved in writing, he examines these questions in the light of Homeric poetry. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

On Poetry: a Rapsody
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 26

On Poetry: a Rapsody

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1734
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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