What Is Poetry?: The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781536201598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Celebrated poet and critic Michael Rosen takes readers on a whirlwind tour exploring what poems are, what they can do, and the joys of reading and writing them. For thousands of years, people have been writing poetry. But what is poetry? Award-winning wordsmith Michael Rosen has spent decades thinking about that question, and in this helpful guide he shares his insights with humor, knowledge, and appreciation -- appreciation for poetry and appreciation for twenty-first-century children embarking on their own poetic journeys. Young readers are invited to join him on a welcoming exploration of the British poetic canon, replete with personal insights into what the renowned poet thinks about as he writes and advice on writing their own poetry. When he's finished, readers will be able to say with confidence: this is poetry. Included in this accessible handbook are writing tips, analyses of classic poems, and an appendix of poets and useful websites.
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The Discovery of Poetry

A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Author: Frances Mayes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156007627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 494

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The author of Under the Tuscan Sun shares her passion for poetry in an intriguing handbook that takes readers inside the art of reading and writing poems, discussing basic terminology and writing techniques that range from texture and sound to rhyme and repetition, accompanied by a thought-provoking selection of poems that demonstrate the art of poetry. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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The Poetry Toolkit

The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry

Author: Rhian Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350032220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Now thoroughly revamped with a diverse selection of poetic voices from the last fifty years, this third edition of Rhian Williams's bestselling book, The Poetry Toolkit guides readers through key terms, genres and concepts that help them to develop a richer, more sophisticated approach to reading, thinking and writing about poetry. Combining an easy-to-use reference format with in-depth practice readings and further exercises, the book helps students master the study of poetry for themselves. As well as featuring more contemporary voices, the 3rd edition of The Poetry Toolkit includes an expanded practical section giving guidance on close reading, comparative reading and advice on writing critically about poetry. In addition, the book is accompanied by a companion website offering audio recordings of poetry readings, weblinks and overviews of key theoretical approaches to support advanced study. Head to bloomsbury.com/Williams-the-poetry-toolkit for a host of additional resources.
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The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry

2nd Edition

Author: Rhian Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441106898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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With examples from an extensive range of poets from Chaucer to today, The Poetry Toolkit offers simple and clear explanations of key terms, genres and concepts that enable readers to develop a richer, more sophisticated approach to reading, thinking and writing about poems. Combining an easy-to-use reference format defining and illustrating key concepts, forms and topics, with in-depth practice readings and further exercises, the book helps students master the study of poetry for themselves. Now in its second edition, The Poetry Toolkit includes a wider range of examples from contemporary poetry and more American poetry. In addition, an extended close reading section now offers practice comparative readings of the kind students are most likely to be asked to undertake, as well as readings informed by contemporary environmental and urban approaches. The book is also supported by extensive online resources, including podcasts, weblinks, guides to further reading and advanced study guides to reading poetry theoretically.
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Poetry

The Ultimate Guide

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137267917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Richard Bradford's new introduction to poetry begins with and answers the slippery question, 'what is poetry?'. The book provides a compact history of English poetry from the 16th century to the present day and surveys the major critical and theoretical approaches to verse. It tackles the important issues of gender, race and nationality and concludes with a lengthy account of how to recognise good poetry. This engaging and readable book is accessible to all readers, from those who simply enjoy poetry through university first years to graduate students. Poetry: The Ultimate Guide provides the technical and critical tools you need to approach and evaluate poetry, and to articulate your own views.
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The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators

Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348896

Category: Reference

Page: 560

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Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.
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The Handbook of Creative Writing

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074868977X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms
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Poetry Reloaded

Author: Blair Mahoney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521746612

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 292

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Introduces students to poetry in the context of understanding basic poetic forms, devices and techniques. As students encounter and respond to poems in a variety of ways, students will develop essential vocabulary, literacy and language skills. Poetry Reloaded uses an engaging writing style to draw students into the world of poetry. By demonstrating how poetry is relevant to many of the things that interest students today. • Annotated poems and biographies bring poetry to life • Stunning, full colour illustrations and other visually engaging material focus on visual literacy • Focus questions encourage students to explore the possible meanings of each poem • Engaging activities cater for a range of abilities, learning styles and interests • A comprehensive glossary of poetic forms, terms, techniques help students remember key concepts • Reading lists extend the experience of poetry in areas of particular interest • Companion website
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Thornes Classic Poetry

A Practical Guide for Key Stage 3

Author: John Foster,Gordon Dennis

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748719105

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

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Grade level: 5, 6, 7, 8, e, i, s.
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Poetry: The Ultimate Guide to Love Poems

Author: Jennifer King

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329810775

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Most poets craft their words as a stress release and rarely share them with the world at large, however, there may be markets available for poetry. It is true that publishers of poetry are about as plentiful as wheat fields in the Arctic, but there are other avenues for your poetry that can allow you to publish your material in unique and memorable ways. Discover everything you need to know by grabbing a copy of this ebook today.
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