The Making of a Poem

A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
Author: Mark Strand,Eavan Boland
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393321784
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 366
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Provides a detailed explanation of the different forms of poetry--sonnet, ballad, villanelle, sestina, etc.--and explains their origin, traces their history, and provides examples for each form. Reprint.

The Making of a Sonnet

A Norton Anthology
Author: Edward Hirsch
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393058710
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 510
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Traces the development of the sonnet through more than five centuries, evaluating its rise and fall throughout history as well as the numerous ways in which esteemed poets interpreted the sonnet form.

Poetry Remastered: A Practical Guide for Senior Students

Author: Blair Mahoney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107677785
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 214
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From the author of Poetry Reloaded, comes a text for senior students that will enhance their appreciation and understanding of poetry while preparing them to master English exams and other assessment tasks. Through close readings of a wide variety of poems, Poetry Remastered offers new ways for students to: investigate poetry through the key areas of imagery, sound devices, form and structure, mood and theme, and historical and authorial context; uncover the different meanings embedded in poems by exploring them through a variety of critical reading frameworks; develop sophisticated ways of comparing and contrasting poetic styles by looking closely at the structure and features specific to this literary form; understand what teachers and examiners are looking for in a written response by providing annotated sample essays as models for their own writing; develop and justify their own interpretations and evaluations of poetry by refining key essay writing skills.

Poem Central

Word Journeys with Readers and Writers
Author: Shirley McPhillips
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109633
Category: Education
Page: 320
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In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.

Poetic Form: An Introduction

Author: Michael D. Hurley,Michael O'Neill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052177294X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 245
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This work provides lucid, elegant and original analyses of poetic form and its workings in a wide range of poems.

Eavan Boland

Author: Jody Allen Randolph
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611485371
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 246
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As a comprehensive introduction to Eavan Boland’s work, this book provides an essential guide to the work of one of the most important and challenging voices in contemporary poetry. Approachable for the general reader but at the same time inviting to the specialist, it draws on original research and archival material as it tracks the emergence of a new poetic voice in a national culture and the compelling narrative of that emergence.

A Companion to Poetic Genre

Author: Erik Martiny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444344293
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 660
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A Companion to Poetic Genre brings together over 40 contributions from leading academics to provide critical overviews of poetic genres and their modern adaptations. Covers a large range of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, Ireland, North America, Japan and the Caribbea Summarises many genres from their earliest origins to their most recent renderings The only full-length critical collection to deal with modern adaptations of poetic genres Contributors include Bernard O’Donoghue, Stephen Burt, Jahan Ramazani, and many other notable scholars of poetry and poetics

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

Author: Charles Mahoney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390643
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 640
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Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available

At the Barriers

On the Poetry of Thom Gunn
Author: Joshua Weiner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226890376
Category: Poetry
Page: 344
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Maverick gay poetic icon Thom Gunn (1929–2004) and his body of work have long dared the British and American poetry establishments either to claim or disavow him. To critics in the UK and US alike, Gunn demonstrated that formal poetry could successfully include new speech rhythms and open forms and that experimental styles could still maintain technical and intellectual rigor. Along the way, Gunn’s verse captured the social upheavals of the 1960s, the existential possibilities of the late twentieth century, and the tumult of post-Stonewall gay culture. The first book-length study of this major poet, At the Barriers surveys Gunn’s career from his youth in 1930s Britain to his final years in California, from his earliest publications to his later unpublished notebooks, bringing together some of the most important poet-critics from both sides of the Atlantic to assess his oeuvre. This landmark volume traces how Gunn, in both his life and his writings, pushed at boundaries of different kinds, be they geographic, sexual, or poetic. At the Barriers will solidify Gunn’s rightful place in the pantheon of Anglo-American letters.

A Broken Thing

Poets on the Line
Author: Emily Rosko,Anton Vander Zee
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609380746
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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In the arena of poetry and poetics over the past century, no idea has been more alive and contentious than the idea of form, and no aspect of form has more emphatically sponsored this marked formal concern than the line. But what, exactly, is the line? Emily Rosko and Anton Vander Zee’s anthology gives seventy original answers that lead us deeper into the world of poetry, but also far out into the world at large: its people, its politics, its ecology. The authors included here, emerging and established alike, write from a range of perspectives, in terms of both aesthetics and identity. Together, they offer a dynamic hybrid collection that captures a broad spectrum of poetic practice in the twenty-first century. Rosko and Vander Zee’s introduction offers a generous overview of conversations about the line from the Romantics forward. We come to see how the line might be an engine for ideals of progress—political, ethical, or otherwise. For some poets, the line touches upon the most fundamental questions of knowledge and existence. More than ever, the line is the radical against which even alternate and emerging poetic forms that foreground the visual or the auditory, the page or the screen, can be distinguished and understood. From the start, a singular lesson emerges: lines do not form meaning solely in their brevity or their length, in their becoming or their brokenness; lines live in and through the descriptions we give them. Indeed, the history of American poetry in the twentieth century could be told by the compounding, and often confounding, discussions of its lines. A Broken Thing both reflects upon and extends this history, charting a rich diffusion of theory and practice into the twenty-first century with the most diverse, wide-ranging and engaging set of essays to date on the line in poetry, revealing how poems work and why poetry continues to matter.


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.

Stolz und Vorurteil

Literaturklassiker in poetischer Übersetzung + Illustrationen + Warum wir Jane Austen so lieben (Essay)
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Ross & Reiter-Verlag
ISBN: 3944283163
Category: Fiction
Page: 431
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LITERATURKLASSIKER PLUS: Janes Austens wunderbarer Roman »Stolz & Vorurteil« (ungekürzt) + Original-Illustrationen von C. E. Brock + Warum wir Jane Austen so lieben (Essay) Bezaubernd, humorvoll, spannend: »Stolz & Vorurteil« ist unbestritten einer der schönsten Liebesromane der Literaturgeschichte, der die Leser heute noch begeistert. Die Geschichte von Elizabeth Bennet und Mr. Darcy ist so erfrischend geschrieben, dass das romantische Herz höherschlagen darf, ohne dass der moderne Geist zu kurz käme. Denn Jane Austen erzählt mit Witz, Charme und Intelligenz von den verschlungenen Wegen, die Elizabeth und Darcy gehen, bis sie endlich zueinanderfinden... Ein besonderer Literaturklassiker, in einer besonderen Ausgabe: poetisch übersetzt von Karin von Schwab, mit Original-Illustrationen von Charles Edmund Brock und einem Essay, der erläutert, warum wir Leser einfach nicht umhinkönnen, Jane Austen zu lieben... LITERATURKLASSIKER PLUS: Die Buchreihe »Literaturklassiker plus« präsentiert ausgewählte Werke der Weltliteratur mit einem Plus an Information: Begleittexte, die Wissenswertes rund um Werk und Autor vermitteln. Unterhaltsam und informativ. Literatur zum Genießen. Literaturklassiker im Ross & Reiter-Verlag entdecken:

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Author: Ginka Steinwachs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783851656442
Category: Computers
Page: 153
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Das World Wide Web überzieht die ganze Erde. Jedes Kind kann sich heute Informationen aus dem InterNETZ herunterladen. Immer mehr Menschen handeln on-line. Das widerspiegelt sich in den Gedichten von Ginka Steinwachs, deren SiebenZeilenstiefel dem Zeitgeist auf den Versen ist. Es sind Herzgewächse in kurzen Strophen und lose Blätter, wie sie vom Tagebuchbaum fallen. Die Sprache hochkalorig. Ein Fettdeutsch voller Kilo-bytes. Und Musik. De la musique avant toute chose. Achtung! Remote control. Überprüfen von Benutzername und Kennwort. Verbindung hergestellt. Es kommt zur VerSschmelzung von Klang und Sinn. N.B. HerzschritTmacher: der Sinusknoten des Herz-Reiz-Leitungssystems, von dem dessen Impulse ihren Ausgang nehmen. SchriFt: Zeichen, die eine sprachliche Mitteilung aus dem Feld des Hörbaren in das des Sichtbaren umsetzen. Merke: Wer schreibt, der bleibt. Wer spricht, nicht. Ginka Steinwachs ist Dichterin, Poetik-Dozentin, Performerin und metaphysischer Clown.

The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry

Author: Matthew Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113982676X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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In the last fifty years Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature, writing about love and sexuality, violence and history, country and city. This book, first published in 2003, provides an introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, and also introduces the reader to significant precursors like Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, and vital contemporaries and successors: among others, Thomas Kinsella, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Muldoon. Readers will find discussions of Irish poetry from the traditional to the modernist, written in Irish as well as English, from both North and South. This Companion provides cultural and historical background to contemporary Irish poetry in the contexts of modern Ireland but also in the broad currents of modern world literature. It includes a chronology and guide to further reading and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.

Das Geheimnis der Lady Audley

Ein viktorianischer Krimi
Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher: Dryas Verlag
ISBN: 3941408534
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
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Ein Londoner Anwalt versucht, den Mord an seinem Freund aufzuklären, doch die wunderschöne Lady Audley will dies mit allen Mitteln verhindern. Ihm wird schnell klar, dass Lady Audley ein dunkles Geheimnis hütet. Um den Mörder seines Freundes finden zu können, muss er es lüften. Ein spannendes Katz-und-Maus-Spiel beginnt zwischen dem jungen Mann und der mysteriösen Frau. Hochgelobt von den damaligen Kritikern erlebte "Lady Audley's Secret" bereits im Jahr seines Erscheinens, 1862, einen bis dahin unerreichten Erfolg. Braddons Buch wurde übersetzt, verfilmt und auf die Theaterbühnen der Welt gebracht.