A Poetry Handbook

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156724005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

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

Author: John Lennard

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191532733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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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.
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The Romantic Poetry Handbook

Author: Michael O'Neill,Madeleine Callaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118308735

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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"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"--
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The Poet's Handbook

Author: Judson Jerome

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582971360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Detailed instruction in the mechanics and art of writing poetry.
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Poets' Handbook

A Guide to Building Great Poems

Author: Kenneth C. Steven

Publisher: Writers Books

ISBN: 9781902713106

Category: Reference

Page: 80

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If you're an aspiring poet, this handbook will be a valuable reference source. It is a complete step-by-step guide to poetry, from the very first spark of inspiration to the final revision.
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The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 908

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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.
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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

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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.
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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry

Author: Jonathan Post

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199607745

Category: Drama

Page: 748

View: 1980

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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry provides the widest coverage yet of Shakespeare's poetry and its afterlife in English and other languages.
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Poetry

Author: John Strachan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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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
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Contemporary American Women Poets

An A-to-Z Guide

Author: Catherine Cucinella

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

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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.
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