What Is Poetry?

Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844287635

Category: Poetics

Page: 208

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Over many years as a working poet, Michael Rosen has thought a great deal about what poems are, what they can do and the pleasure that comes from writing and reading poetry. In this invaluable handbook, he shares this knowledge and experience in book form for the very first time. Starting with a detailed analysis of a number of classic poems, he offers a real writer's guide to writing and performing poems, as well as a wealth of technical information and tips. He then takes a fascinating look at a selection of his own poems and explains how and why he wrote them. Complete with an appendix of poets and useful websites, and beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Jill Calder, this is the only guide to poetry children and teachers will ever need.
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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

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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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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Climb Inside a Poem

Reading and Writing Poetry Across the Year

Author: Georgia Heard,Lester L. Laminack

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN: 9780325009834

Category:

Page: 260

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Children are natural poets. They speak poetry all day long. They say wonderful poetic gems that surprise and delight us and help us look at the world in a new way. In Climb Inside a Poem: Reading and Writing Poetry Across the Year, Georgia Heard and Lester Laminack tap into this natural inclination and demonstrate how reading and writing poetry can also support and extend young children's language and literacy development. Through an anthology of original children's poems and related lessons, Georgia and Lester describe how to weave poetry into the fabric of a school day by reading a variety of poems for a variety of purposes. Building on these experiences, children then engage in a formal unit of study on writing poetry. Climb Inside a Poem has three components. The poetry anthology, Climb Inside a Poem: Original Poems for Children, uses the writings of contemporary children's poets, whimsical illustrations, and an expansive big book format (14"x18") to create a 36-page poetry playground. Lessons for Climb Inside a Poem provides a five-day sequence of lessons for each poem in the anthology. Through repeated readings and by accessing the poems from multiple perspectives, these lessons model how poetry can be used to support basic concepts in print, develop word awareness, expand reading and writing fluency, and help children write with feeling and voice. Reading and Writing Poetry Across the Year takes a broad view of poetry and considers how poems can be used to reinforce and extend a literacy curriculum. Organized into three separate sections, the minilessons in this guide offer tips for outfitting and organizing classrooms where poetry can flourish; highlight a variety of reading strategies that immerse children in the words and music of poetry; and present a complete unit of study for writing poetry.
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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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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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How to Read Poetry Like a Professor

A Quippy and Sonorous Guide to Verse

Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006268406X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles. No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn’t need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more. From classic poets such as Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Edna St. Vincent Millay to later poets such as E.E. Cummings, Billy Collins, and Seamus Heaney, How to Read Poetry Like a Professor examines a wide array of poems and teaches readers: How to read a poem to understand its primary meaning. The different technical elements of poetry such as meter, diction, rhyme, line structures, length, order, regularity, and how to learn to see these elements as allies rather than adversaries. How to listen for a poem’s secondary meaning by paying attention to the echoes that the language of poetry summons up. How to hear the music in poems—and the poetry in songs! With How to Read Poetry Like a Professor, readers can rediscover poetry and reap its many rewards.
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Thematic Guide to British Poetry

Author: Ruth F. Glancy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313313790

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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Identifies twenty-nine themes as being representative of the major concerns of British poets over seven centuries.
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