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

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An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop
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A Study Guide for Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141034715X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 16

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A Study Guide for Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
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Art Song

Linking Poetry and Music

Author: Carol Kimball

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480352527

Category: Music

Page: 400

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(Book). Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is a follow-up to author Carol Kimball's bestselling Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature . Rather than a general survey of art song literature, the new book clearly and insightfully defines the fundamental characteristics of art song, and the integral relationship between lyric poetry and its musical settings. Topics covered include poetry basics for singers, exercises for singers in working with poetry, insights into composers' musical settings of poetry, building recital programs, performance suggestions, and recommended literature for college and university classical voice majors. The three appendices address further aspects of poetry, guidelines for creating a recital program, and representative classical voice recitals of various descriptions. Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is extremely useful as an "unofficial" text for college/university vocal literature classes, as an excellent resource for singers and voice teachers, and of interest to all those who are fascinated by the rich legacy of the art song genre.
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Get Started in Writing for Children: Teach Yourself

How to write entertaining, colourful and compelling books for children

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471804577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE COMPELLING STORIES FOR CHILDREN. Get Started in Writing for Children will help you at the very beginning of the creative journey to gain confidence and find inspiration, and then support you in the completion of your first piece of children's literature, whether it's a picture book, a middle-grade story or a young adult novel. Each chapter includes a central writing exercise and four shorter ones, while key quotes, key ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop', a key exercise in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing for children. In addition to coverage of the key categories and their conventions, this book includes substantial information on getting established in the writing community, gathering a fan base and pitching your work to publishers. What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started.
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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry

Author: Jonathan Post

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191665053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 784

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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry contains thirty-eight original essays written by leading Shakespeareans around the world. Collectively, these essays seek to return readers to a revivified understanding of Shakespeare's verbal artistry in both the poems and the drama. The volume understands poetry to be not just a formal category designating a particular literary genre but to be inclusive of the dramatic verse as well, and of Shakespeare's influence as a poet on later generations of writers in English and beyond. Focusing on a broad set of interpretive concerns, the volume tackles general matters of Shakespeare's style, earlier and later; questions of influence from classical, continental, and native sources; the importance of words, line, and rhyme to meaning; the significance of songs and ballads in the drama; the place of gender in the verse, including the relationship of Shakespeare's poetry to the visual arts; the different values attached to speaking 'Shakespeare' in the theatre; and the adaptation of Shakespearean verse (as distinct from performance) into other periods and languages. The largest section, with ten essays, is devoted to the poems themselves: the Sonnets, plus 'A Lover's Complaint', the narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, and 'The Phoenix and the Turtle'. If the volume as a whole urges a renewed involvement in the complex matter of Shakespeare's poetry, it does so, as the individual essays testify, by way of responding to critical trends and discoveries made during the last three decades.
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White Pine

Poems and Prose Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 55

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Forty poems deal with the bonds between people and the natural world, the writing experience, and the importance of silence
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New and Selected Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 255

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A collection of poems covering such topics as nature, writing, and art
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Dream Work

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802192416

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

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Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronologically and logically Mary Oliver's American Primitive, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for the finest book of poetry published in 1983 by an American poet. The depth and diversity of perceptual awareness—so steadfast and radiant in American Primitive—continue in DreamWork. She has turned her attention in these poems to the solitary and difficult labors of the spirit—to accepting the truth about one's personal world, and to valuing the triumphs while transcending the failures of human relationships. Whether by way of inheritance—as in her poem about the Holocaust—or through a painful glimpse into the present—as in Acid, a poem about an injured boy begging in the streets of Indonesia—the events and tendencies of history take on a new importance here. More deeply than in her previous volumes, the sensibility behind these poems has merged with the world. Mary Oliver's willingness to be joyful continues, deepened by self-awareness, by experience, and by choice.
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American Primitive

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316650045

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Her most acclaimed volume of poetry, American Primitive contains fifty visionary poems about nature, the humanity in love, and the wilderness of America, both within our bodies and outside. "American Primitive enchants me with the purity of its lyric voice, the loving freshness of its perceptions, and the singular glow of a spiritual life brightening the pages." -- Stanley Kunitz "These poems are natural growths out of a loam of perception and feeling, and instinctive skill with language makes them seem effortless. Reading them is a sensual delight." -- May Swenson
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Wild Geese

Selected Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781852246280

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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Mary Oliver is one of America's best-loved poets, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Her luminous poetry celebrates nature and beauty, love and the spirit, silence and wonder, extending the visionary American tradition of Whitman, Emerson, Frost and Emily Dickinson. Her extraordinary poetry is nourished by her intimate knowledge and minute daily observation of the New England coast, its woods and ponds, its birds and animals, plants and trees.
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Twelve Moons

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316650007

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

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In her fourth volume of poetry, Twelve Moons, Pulitzer Prize-winning Mary Oliver continues to explore the alluring, yet well-nigh inaccessible kingdoms of nature and human relationships, and man's profound, persistent desire for a joyous union with them. these vibrant, magical poems pulse with an aching awareness of nature's unaffected beauty. Her absorbing intimate vision leads us into the natural and human kingdoms we only fleetingly grasp.
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787678920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually
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The Leaf And The Cloud

A Poem

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306809934

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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With piercing clarity and craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned an unforgettable poem of questioning and discovery, about what is observable and what is not, about what passes and what persists. As Stanley Kunitz has said: "Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations."
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Books for the Journey

A Guide to the World of Reading

Author: Pamela J. Fenner,Anne J. Greer,John H. Wulsin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: 343

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Contains alphabetical listings of books for young adults separated into five categories with author, year of earliest publication and suggested grade levels included. Designed for use by teens, parents, educators, other adults and those for whom English is a second language.
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Blue Pastures

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 122

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With consummate craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned fifteen luminous prose pieces: of nature, of writing, of herself and those around her. She praises Whitman ("the brother I did not have") and denounces cuteness ("we are, none of use, cute"). She notes where the extraordinary is to be found ("it is more likely to stick to the risk-taker than the ticket-taker") and extols solitude ("creative work needs the whole sky to fly in, and no eye watching until it comes to that certainty which it aspires to"). Nature speaks to her, and she speaks to nature ("I put my face close to the lily, where it stands just above the grass, and give it a good greeting from the stem of my heart"). Says Mary Oliver, "This book is biased, opinionated; also it is joyful, and probably there's despair here too - can a life slide forward sixty years without it? But the reader will find the pleasures more certain, and more constant, than the rills of despond. Thus it has turned out in my life so far, influenced by the sustaining passions: love of the wild world, love of literature, love for and from another person".
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Blue Iris

Poems and Essays

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

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A collection of ten nature poems and essays about different types of flowers, including roses, peonies, lillies, and others.
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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A Note Slipped Under the Door

Teaching from Poems We Love

Author: Nick Flynn,Shirley McPhillips

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 9781571103208

Category: Education

Page: 241

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"WHATEVER SHIRLEY OR NICK TELL YOU-BELIEVE THEM." - Naomi Shihab Nye How do we read a poem? What can we teach from a poem we love? How can we name what poets do in order to inform our writing, our teaching? In their staff development work with teachers, Nick Flynn and Shirley McPhillips have often encountered these and similar questions. This book invites preservice and inservice teachers, staff developers - anyone who wants to make a lasting place for poetry in their own and their students' lives - into many of these same primary through middle school classrooms for an up-close look at several thoughtful, rigorous, poetry inquiries. Each chapter begins with a mentor poem as the centerpiece for discussion, followed by a short narrative of ways the authors view their world through that chapter's particular poetic "lens." The authors then walk the reader into a classroom writer's workshop where, through vignettes, conversations, and carefully designed mini-lessons, that chapter's key element of poetic practice is being studied over time. Other aspects that will help teachers in designing and conducting inquiry around mentor poems include: mini-lessons that take students through an inquiry from launch to in-depth extensions; illustrations of student writing samples in the "try it" stages, successive drafts, and crafted poems; words, stories, and examples of best-loved poets that inspire and instruct us in our own thinking and teaching; appendixes that include various types of book lists, charts, conference transcripts, and additional poems. A Note Slipped Under the Door will show how you might help your student writers let the poems they love teach them what they need to know, and build a writing life that includes finding and crafting their own.
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Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

800 Editors & Art Directors Who Buy Your Writing & Illustrations

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898799354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

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"Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the only market guide available for creators of children's literature. The country's largest organization for writers is the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators-a sure sign that writing for children is the hottest thing going." --Alice Pope, editor 2000 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
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