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

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.

Poetry Handbook

For Readers and Writers
Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349223980
Page: 184
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The Romantic Poetry Handbook

Author: Michael O'Neill,Madeleine Callaghan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118308727
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
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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"--

Strange Terrain

A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader
Author: Alice B. Fogel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780980167252
Category: Poetry
Page: 189
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Poetry. Reference. Criticism. Poet, educator, and Poetry Foundation bestseller Alice B. Fogel has written the perfect book for those who feel uncomfortable with reading poetry. Divided into eight "steps," this "handbook" looks at such topics as shape, words, sound, images, and emotion. Fogel illustrates each step from her own poetry. "Great advice, good humor, excellent examples . . . and not textbooky. Playful and accessible, the continuing point that you don't have to 'get' poems to get them will ease a lot of minds. This is an important and mysterious subject-the reading of poetry. I learned a lot. Painlessly"--Rebecca Rule. The book is an essential resource for individuals, reading groups, teachers--even friends and families of poets who want to feel more comfortable with poetry.

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.

Making Poetry Matter

International Research on Poetry Pedagogy
Author: Sue Dymoke,Andrew Lambirth,Anthony Wilson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441163530
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.

Writing and Understanding Poetry for Teachers and Students

A Heart's Craft
Author: Suzanne Keyworth,Cassandra Robison
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814089
Category: Education
Page: 185
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This book can be used by instructors as the structure for their literature/poetry classes, it can be studied and enjoyed by lovers of poetry to increase their knowledge of the fundamentals, or it can be used in an English, reading, or creative writing classroom. Throughout the book powerful poems serve as models of how poems create meaning and what devices they use in the craft. Each chapter is designed to strategically move from model to guided practice.

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.

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.


Poems Based On Bach's "Goldberg Variations"
Author: Alice B. Fogel
Publisher: Schaffner Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1936182742
Category: Music
Page: 64
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In this series of poems responding to Johann Sebastian Bach's spectacular "Goldberg Variations," New Hampshire State Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel has paid homage to a 274-year-old masterpiece and, with the theme of spirit and embodiment that music—and life itself—evoke, has rendered from it a luminous new interpretation. Bach created the Goldbergs' 32 sections using nearly all the styles of western European music at the time; Fogel responds in kind with a range of contemporary poetic styles, including narrative, lyric, and experimental, all confined within the 32-line structure she has borrowed from the composer's 32-bar format. Interval mimics the "baroque" effects of overlapping melodies and harmonies by layering sound, syntax, and sense in multiple voices exploring self, identity, and being. In capturing the essence of this iconic masterpiece, through these poems Fogel has created her own music.

Blue Horses

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170040
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature. Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments. At its heart, Blue Horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.

Dog Songs

Deluxe Edition
Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101638737
Category: Poetry
Page: 144
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“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it. Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.

Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Teaching to Justice, Citizenship, and Civic Virtue

The Character of a High School Through the Eyes of Faith
Author: Julia K. Stronks,Gloria Goris Stronks
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877794
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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In Teaching to Justice, Citizenship, and Civic Virtue, a group of teachers considers how students learn and what students need in order to figure out what God is requiring of them. The teachers hear from experts in the fields of civic education, the arts, politics, business, technology, and athletics. In addition, they talk about their own learning and what they want students to know about life after high school. This book, along with its discussion questions, will help parents, teachers, school board members, and administrators talk about what it means to help students work toward God's shalom in a broken but redeemed world.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry

Author: Jonathan Post
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199607745
Category: Drama
Page: 748
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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.

The Prosody Handbook

A Guide to Poetic Form
Author: Robert Beum,Karl Shapiro
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122670
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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This guide to versification is immensely useful for anyone interested in poetry or in general poetic structure. Concise and informal, it offers a systematic study of meter, tempo, rhyme, and other components of verse.

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."


Turning Towards Poetry
Author: Jeremy Tambling
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781405836166
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 261
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It seems that the existence of poetry needs justifying, and so does paying attention to it. Why should we read it? 'Re-Verse' discusses poetry in both older and modern forms, wanting to show why it should interest us.