An Introduction to English Poetry

Author: James Fenton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141944234

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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James Fenton's An Introduction to English Poetry offers a master class for both the reader and writer of poetry. Simply and elegantly written and discussing the work of poets as wide ranging as W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Tennyson, Kipling, Milton and Blake, it covers all varieties of poetic practice in English. 'It is hard to imagine a beginner who could not learn from [this book]. If you know a young poet, give them this' The Times Literary Supplement

An Introduction to Poetry in English

Author: Éric Doumerc,Wendy Harding

Publisher: Presses Univ. du Mirail

ISBN: 9782858169214

Category: English language

Page: 204

View: 2016

Authored by a team of experienced scholars and teachers and aimed at non-native students of English literature, An Introduction to Poetry in English approaches its subject from multiple angles. First the book explores in five opening chapters the musical qualities of poetic language (metre, rhythm and rhyme), poetic form (both fixed and free), the links between poetry and orality, and the transmutations of a poetic theme. Then, a selection of poems provides examples of these poetic features as well as texts for further study. Finally, eleven commentaries on works by poets from William Shakespeare to Benjamin Zephaniah demonstrate how to apply the concepts explained in the book through close readings of individuel poems.

Poet's Walk

An Introduction to English Poetry

Author: Mowbray Morris

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 343

View: 2665


The Poetic Procession

An Introduction to English Poetry

Author: John Fergusson Roxburgh

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 143

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Meter and Meaning

An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry

Author: Thomas Carper,Derek Attridge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415311748

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

View: 2792

"This is the essential guide to meter for anyone who wants to study, write, better appreciate or simply enjoy poetry."--Jacket.

Reading Poetry

An Introduction

Author: Tom Furniss,Michael Bath

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582894204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

View: 3362

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!

Poetic Rhythm

An Introduction

Author: Derek Attridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 1630

This is the first introduction to rhythm and meter that begins where students are: as speakers of English familiar with the rhythms of the spoken word, nursery rhymes, song and rap. Poetic Rhythm builds on this knowledge and experience, moving from basic questions about the rhythms of spoken English to the elaborate achievements of past and present poets. Terminology is straightforward and there are frequent practical exercises. Poetic Rhythm will help readers of English poetry experience and enjoy its power, subtlety and diversity, and will serve as an invaluable tool for those who write or discuss poetry in English.

An Introduction to Old English

Author: Richard Hogg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195219487

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

View: 4907

This accessible overview covers all the basic linguistic elements of Old English, including nouns, adjectives, verbs, syntax, word order, and vocabulary. Offering a unique study of Old English in context, it combines a wide variety of short texts with an up-to-date assessment of the forms of language that remain as the foundation of English today. Comparisons are drawn between Old and present-day English and also with other related languages such as Dutch, German, and French. Old English poetry and dialect variation are also discussed.



Publisher: Evincepub Publishing

ISBN: 9387905470

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 4350

The book provides a condensed concept of Mysticism- in order to give a better view of the long-enduring tradition of mystical thought, and to reveal more clearly the unity underlying the diversity of its manifold expressions, and explore the mystical tradition and experiences. Since there are varieties of applications of “mysticism” so the book is bound to discuss that philosophical one which concerns itself with questions of “Ultimate Reality.” The book offers to provide a solid insight of the poetic expressions and teachings of the British poets who most intelligibly represent the mystical tradition as it has manifested throughout the ages in English literature. It is hoped that this book will serve as a handy reference to researchers/scholars and students of English literature in multiple ways and encourage fresh ideas.

An Introduction to Japanese Court Poetry

Author: Earl Roy Miner

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Category: English poetry

Page: 173

View: 2251

The poetry written by the Japanese imperial court between A.D. 550 and 1350 is regarded as one of the great literatures of the world. This volume introduces readers to that literature, offering at once a condensation, a reorganization, and an extension (to A.D. 1500) of "Japanese Court Poetry" (1901). (Poetry)

An introduction to haiku

an anthology of poems and poets from Bashō to Shiki

Author: Harold Gould Henderson

Publisher: Anchor


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

View: 3717

Mr. Henderson analyzes the popular seventeen-syllable haiku and provides translations of important works