A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780156724005
ISBN 13: 0156724006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Poetry Handbook Book Review:

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

The Poetry Handbook
Author: John Lennard
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2006-01-05
ISBN 10: 0191608378
ISBN 13: 9780191608377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry Handbook Book Review:

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.

Rules for the Dance

Rules for the Dance
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780395850862
ISBN 13: 039585086X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules for the Dance Book Review:

An introduction to the sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion of metrical poetry with examples from the Elizabethan Age to Elizabeth Bishop

The Book of Forms

The Book of Forms
Author: Lewis Turco
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781584650225
ISBN 13: 1584650222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Forms Book Review:

Companion to the Book of Literary Terms, an indispensable handbook, revised and updated for today's users.

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Babette Deutsch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1131452809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Teachers Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms

The Teachers   Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms
Author: Ron Padgett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110176000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Teachers Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms Book Review:

A reference guide to various forms of poetry with entries arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry defines the form and gives its history, examples, and suggestions for usage.

Strange Terrain

Strange Terrain
Author: Alice B. Fogel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780980167252
ISBN 13: 0980167256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Terrain Book Review:

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.

Poemcrazy

Poemcrazy
Author: Susan G. Wooldridge
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN 10: 0307559122
ISBN 13: 9780307559128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poemcrazy Book Review:

Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.

The Practicing Poet

The Practicing Poet
Author: Diane Lockward
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1947896083
ISBN 13: 9781947896086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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House of Light

House of Light
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 0807095397
ISBN 13: 9780807095393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Light Book Review:

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume) Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

On Killing

On Killing
Author: Dave Grossman
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1497629209
ISBN 13: 9781497629202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Killing Book Review:

A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

The Poetry Home Repair Manual

The Poetry Home Repair Manual
Author: Ted Kooser
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780803259782
ISBN 13: 0803259786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry Home Repair Manual Book Review:

Recently appointed as the new U. S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets—aspiring or practicing—can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry’s ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend—a friend who is willing to share everything he’s learned about the art he’s spent a lifetime learning to execute so well.

The Romantic Poetry Handbook

The Romantic Poetry Handbook
Author: Michael O'Neill,Madeleine Callaghan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-12-18
ISBN 10: 1118308735
ISBN 13: 9781118308738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romantic Poetry Handbook Book Review:

"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"--

A Handbook to Eddic Poetry

A Handbook to Eddic Poetry
Author: Carolyne Larrington,Judy Quinn,Brittany Schorn
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN 10: 1316720853
ISBN 13: 9781316720851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook to Eddic Poetry Book Review:

This is the first comprehensive and accessible survey in English of Old Norse eddic poetry: a remarkable body of literature rooted in the Viking Age, which is a critical source for the study of early Scandinavian myths, poetics, culture and society. Dramatically recreating the voices of the legendary past, eddic poems distil moments of high emotion as human heroes and supernatural beings alike grapple with betrayal, loyalty, mortality and love. These poems relate the most famous deeds of gods such as Óðinn and Þórr with their adversaries the giants; they bring to life the often fraught interactions between kings, queens and heroes as well as their encounters with valkyries, elves, dragons and dwarfs. Written by leading international scholars, the chapters in this volume showcase the poetic riches of the eddic corpus, and reveal its relevance to the history of poetics, gender studies, pre-Christian religions, art history and archaeology.

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1992-11-10
ISBN 10: 1349223980
ISBN 13: 9781349223985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry
Author: Shira Wolosky
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2008-09-19
ISBN 10: 0190451629
ISBN 13: 9780190451622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Poetry Book Review:

In The Art of Poetry, Shira Wolosky provides a dazzling introduction to an art whose emphasis on verbal music, wordplay, and dodging the merely literal makes it at once the most beguiling and most challenging of literary forms. A uniquely comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to poetic form, The Art of Poetry moves progressively from smaller units such as the word, line, and image, to larger features such as verse forms and voice. In fourteen engaging, beautifully written chapters, Wolosky explores in depth how poetry does what it does while offering brilliant readings of some of the finest lyric poetry in the English and American traditions. Both readers new to poetry and poetry veterans will be moved and enlightened as Wolosky interprets work by William Shakespeare, John Donne, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others. The book includes a superb two-chapter discussion of the sonnet's form and history, and represents the first poetry guide to introduce gender as a basic element of analysis. In contrast to many existing guides, which focus on selected formal aspects like metrics or present definitions and examples in a handbook format, The Art of Poetry covers the full landscape of poetry's subtle art while showing readers how to comprehend a poetic text in all its dimensions. Other special features include Wolosky's consideration of historical background for the developments she discusses, and the way her book is designed to acquaint or reacquaint readers with the core of the lyric tradition in English. Lively, accessible, and original, The Art of Poetry will be a rich source of inspiration for students, general readers, and those who teach poetry.

The Ode Less Travelled

The Ode Less Travelled
Author: Stephen Fry
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 1407088432
ISBN 13: 9781407088433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ode Less Travelled Book Review:

If you can speak and read English, you can write poetry. The trick is knowing where to start. Stephen Fry, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms. Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamion for your sister's wedding or a villanelle excoriating the government's housing policy, The Ode Less Travelled will give you the tools and the confidence to do so. Brimful of enjoyable exercises, witty insights and simple step-by-step advice, The Ode Less Travelled guides the reader towards mastery and confidence in the Mother of the Arts.

Poetry Writing Handbook eBook

Poetry Writing Handbook  eBook
Author: Greta Barclay Lipson
Publsiher: Lorenz Educational Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1998-03-01
ISBN 10: 0787784524
ISBN 13: 9780787784522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Writing Handbook eBook Book Review:

37 different poetic forms (complete with definitions, examples, guidelines, and a place for students to write their own) show the power of language and how to use it! Written by a master teacher, author, educator, and poet, this is the how-to poetry book ??????

Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook
Author: Babette Deutsch
Publsiher: New York : Funk & Wagnalls
Total Pages: 177
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3565314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Handbook Book Review:

The classic reference work--an invaluable sourcebook for poets and readers

How a Poem Moves

How a Poem Moves
Author: Adam Sol
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 1773053175
ISBN 13: 9781773053172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How a Poem Moves Book Review:

A collection of playfully elucidating essays to help reluctant poetry readers become well-versed in verse Developed from Adam Sol’s popular blog, How a Poem Moves is a collection of 35 short essays that walks readers through an array of contemporary poems. Sol is a dynamic teacher, and in these essays, he has captured the humor and engaging intelligence for which he is known in the classroom. With a breezy style, Sol delivers essays that are perfect for a quick read or to be grouped together as a curriculum. Though How a Poem Moves is not a textbook, it demonstrates poetry’s range and pleasures through encounters with individual poems that span traditions, techniques, and ambitions. This illuminating book is for readers who are afraid they “don’t get” poetry but who believe that, with a welcoming guide, they might conquer their fear and cultivate a new appreciation.