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Poetry The Basics

Author : Jeffrey Wainwright
ISBN : 9781317585251
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Now in its third edition Poetry: The Basics remains an engaging exploration of the world of poetry. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it shows how any reader can understand and gain more pleasure from poetry. Exploring poetry’s relationship to everyday language and introducing major genres and technical aspects in an accessible way, it is a clear introduction to how different types of poetry work through the study of details and of whole poems. With a revised chapter on the different practices and ideas in the writing of poetry now, including sections on film poetry and digital poetics, this is a must read for all students of English Literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Poetry The Basics

Author : Jeffrey Wainwright
ISBN : 9781136673139
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Now in its second edition, Poetry: The Basics demystifies the traditions and forms of the world of poetry for all those who find it daunting or bewildering. Covering a wide range of poetic voices from Chaucer to children's rhymes, song lyrics and the words of contemporary poets, this book will help readers to appreciate poetry by examining: technical aspects such as rhythm and measures different tones of voice in poetry the relationship between 'everyday' and 'poetic' language how different types of poetry are structured how the form and 'space' of a poem contribute to its meaning some of the ways contemporary poets set to work. A must-read for all those wishing to get to grips with reading and writing poetry, this book is a lively and inspiring introduction to its many styles and purposes right up to the present-day.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Poetry

Author : Jeffrey Wainwright
ISBN : 0415287634
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it looks at aspects including : how technical aspects such as rhythm and measures work; how different tones of voice affect a poem; how poetic language relates to everyday language; how different types of poetry work, from sonnets to free verse; and how the form and 'space' of a poem contribute to its meaning." "Poetry: The Basics is an invaluable and easy-to-read guide for anyone wanting to get to grips with reading and writing poetry."--Jacket.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Basics Of Hebrew Poetry

Author : Samuel T. S. Goh
ISBN : 9781532601903
Genre : Religion
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Almost 75 percent of the Old Testament is made up of poetic passages, yet for many readers (lay Christians, even seminary students and pastors), biblical poetic passages remain the greatest challenge. Being unfamiliar with poetry in general and biblical poetry in particular, their reading and preaching are limited to selected poetic passages. This in turn limits their understanding of God’s word. To help readers overcome these problems, the first four chapters of this book aim to get them familiarized with the literary techniques of biblical poets. To demonstrate how the techniques work to bring across the biblical theological message, the last three chapters offer poetic analyses of three passages of different kinds. In the process, we hope to draw attention to the beauty of the Hebrew poetic art and to the creative skill of biblical poets’ versification. The ultimate aim, however, is to help readers discover the rich message of the Bible.
Category: Religion

The Practicing Poet

Author : Diane Lockward
ISBN : 9781947896086
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Poetry Basics Haiku

Author : Valerie Bodden
ISBN : 089812736X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Previously published in hardcover: c2010.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

How To Write Poetry

Author : Welkin Reinhart
ISBN : 1542787327
Genre : American poetry
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Learn The Basics Of Writing A Creative Poem Today It's no doubt that poetry writing entails creativity, making it one of the most feared art activities. And for that reason, the main purpose of this book is to help you take away many of your bad beliefs about poetry writing and teach you how to write effectively, with the well use of vocabularies, metaphors, and similes. Actually, after reading and putting into use the poetry writing skills and secrets described in this guide, you will discern that writing poems can be done easily. You will keep on learning new skills now on, also, remember that getting these skills and techniques is something to enjoy.This book will build your confidence and make you become a productive poet and know how to write best poems like a professional. It doesn't matter which path you have chosen, if you want to be a proficient poet this is the best teacher for you. It is never too late for any dream to be accomplished, regardless of your choice, these tricks provided in the book will help you come out as a champion. It is a well-documented book suitable for anyone who wants to increase their poetry productivity and efficiency, both at school and home. This book will help you comprehend all the basics principles needed to start and write your own poem. It involves a different type of writing styles, tips to writing a good poetry, use of metaphors, concrete words and the importance of revisiting your first poetry draft. It will provide a step-by-step roadmap to help you overcome your fear and present your writing skills with confidence. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Why Chose Poetry Writing Materials Different Methods To Writing Poetry The Act Of Writing Poetry The Sound Of Poetry Proofreading And Re-Writing
Category: American poetry

Poetry Basics Nursery Rhymes

Author : Valerie Bodden
ISBN : 1926722469
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces the poetic form of nursery rhymes, describes the historical context, presents examples, and explains the various conventions used, including rhyming, nonsense, and song.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Basic Course In English And Poetry

Author : 黃錢其濂 Elizabeth Libby Wong
ISBN : 9789881608017
Genre : Study Aids
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Why this book? This is a companion book for boys and girls in secondary schools and a reference book for parents and teachers. The book has come about because of the scarcity of the type of books I want to use to teach the essentials of English to secondary school students who are learning English as a second language in an environment in which contact with the English language is minimal. This is a book with a difference: it is reader-friendly and uncluttered. It has illustrations in Chinese to flag ideas of special interest to help readers to avoid the types of errors commonly made by students. It aims to help them grasp the basics of English and the practical aspects of its usage. Poetry being the soul of any language, part of this book discusses poetic measures, the appreciation of poetry and what is new in poetry today. This book, a labour of love, is also about caring and sharing. To promote the practical use of good English is what I care about. I think Hong Kong will be a better place for it. It shares with readers my knowledge of English, learned from and attributable to my English teachers in schools and universities all those years ago. It shares with my readers my experiences gathered over many years in teaching English and using English in the work-place, both during the colonial years in Hong Kong and during my long periods of sojourn overseas in English-speaking countries. No language is ever static: either in its influence or usage. Consider how the former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, delivered his speech at Beijing University in fluent Mandarin. Consider also how the 1st Vice Premier of China, Li Keqiang ended his speech at Hong Kong University in fluent English. All this tells me that no matter who we are or where we come from, we are linked by culture in one way or another. Thus, in preparing the contents of this book, regard has been taken of the variations and changes to the language that have taken place through globalization and advances in modern technology and the various innovations currently on the market. As shown in the contents, each of the easy-to-read chapters in the book focuses on specific areas of interest. Enjoyment of any language is the beginning of a good thing. Enjoy! 有別於其他英語學習工具,黃錢其濂的新書「學好英文」“A Basic Course in English and Poetry” 讓讀者由最基本的英語開始,透過大量例子,指出香港學生特別容易出錯的地方,再進一步讓讀者領略英詩的特質及欣賞方法。「學好英文」“A Basic Course in English and Poetry”是黃錢其濂首本英語學習/參考教材,附有問題集及答案,尤其適合中學生閱讀,有助他們以務實眼光及活用態度「學好英文」。
Category: Study Aids

Making Your Own Days

Author : Kenneth Koch
ISBN : 9780684824383
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Take The Mic

Author : Marc Kelly Smith
ISBN : 9781402242311
Genre : Poetry
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Get on Stage and Perfect Your Performance Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, "I could do this," but felt apprehensive staring at that empty mic—or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? Let Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, teach you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing a powerful poem, to stage techniques, to going on tour (if that's where your muse leads you). Take the Mic is filled with insider tips, backstage advice, and tons of examples of slam poems that wake up an audience. With this book, you'll also be able to link to the PoetrySpeaks.com community to listen to samples, meet poets, and unearth inspirations for your next performance. The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Performing with Power Take the Mic is an essential guide for lifting your poetry from the page to the stage. Marc Kelly Smith (So What!), grand founder of the Slam movement, serves as you personal coach, showing you how to craft stage-worthy verse and deliver a poetry performance that shakes the rafters and sparks thunderous applause. In Take the Mic, you discover how to... Pen poetry that's conducive to on-stage performance Overcome stage fright Practice powerful performance techniques Rehearse like a pro Shape a loose collection of poems into a killer set Connect with your audience — heart and soul Master the art of self-promotion Schedule your own slam poetry tour Transform your hobby into paying gigs Act professional to establish a solid reputation in the Slam community Take the Mic is packed with practical exercises you can do alone or in class to hone your skills and transform your body, mind, voice, verse, and spirit into an engaging stage presence. You'll also find a brief history of slam, the rules and regulations that govern official slam competitions, and a list of PSI (Poetry Slam, Inc.) Certified Slams, so no matter where you are, you always have a place to Take the Mic!
Category: Poetry

Poetry 101

Author : Susan Dalzell
ISBN : 9781507208403
Genre : Poetry
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Become a poet and write poetry with ease with help from this clear and simple guide in the popular 101 series. Poetry never goes out of style. An ancient writing form found in civilizations across the world, poetry continues to inform the way we write now, whether we realize it or not—especially in social media—with its focus on brevity and creating the greatest possible impact with the fewest words. Poetry 101 is your companion to the wonderful world of meter and rhyme, and walks you through the basics of poetry. From Shakespeare and Chaucer, to Maya Angelou and Rupi Kaur, you’ll explore the different styles and methods of writing, famous poets, and poetry movements and concepts—and even find inspiration for creating poems of your own. Whether you are looking to better understand the poems you read, or you want to tap into your creative side to write your own, Poetry 101 gives you everything you need!
Category: Poetry

As Best We Can

Author : Jeffrey Wainwright
ISBN : 9781800170506
Genre : Poetry
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As Best We Can, Jeffrey Wainwright's seventh collection, marks a change of key for the poet. After the elegiac tone of The Reasoner (2016), the poems and sequences included here settle for the poet's present world. They listen to what dreams have to tell, and (with humour underwriting their concentration) they worry at the labour and release of creative work. As always in Wainwright, history - personal and political - is alive in the present. The rendering of simple elements in 'The Window-Ledge', without commentary, is among his most lucid and radical poems. By effacing the 'I' he shares experience most fully with the reader, making and sharing a place.
Category: Poetry

Nineteenth Century French Poetry

Author : Christopher Prendergast
ISBN : 0521347742
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Present a fresh approach to studying nineteenth-century French poetry through the method of close reading.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reading Poetry

Author : Tom Furniss
ISBN : 0582894204
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'Reading Poetry' provides a structured introduction to ideas and techniques which will enable students to produce informed and exciting readings of poetry.
Category: Literary Criticism

Selected Poetry

Author : John Donne
ISBN : 0192834908
Genre : Poetry
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John Donne (1572-1631) is perhaps the most important poet of the seventeenth century. In his day it seemed to his admirers that Donne had changed the literary universe, and he is now widely regarded as the founder of the metaphysical 'school'. Donne's poetry is highly distinctive and individual, adopting a multitude of rhythms, images, forms, and personae, from irresistible seducerto devout believer. His greatness stems from the subtleties and ambivalences of tone that convey his remarkably modern awareness of the instability of the self. This collection of Donne's verse is chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition of his major works. It includes a wide selection from his secular and divine poems, such as the rebellious and libertine satires and love elegies, the virtuoso Songs and Sonnets, and the desperate, passionate HolySonnets. John Carey's introduction and extensive notes provide valuable insights into Donne's poetic genius.
Category: Poetry

The Reasoner

Author : Jeffrey Wainwright
ISBN : 9781847776785
Genre : Poetry
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In a series of ninety-five poems we listen to the Reasoner', a voice that is by turns ardent, despairing and comic. Petty obsessions rub against attempts at philosophical seriousness; vernacular expression vies with an intent deliberation. Above all, the Reasoner is worried. He has cherished the notion that, with thought and study, the world may be understood. But the world remains recalcitrant, elusive even in simple things like the trickeries of light on a spider's web. Language plays tricks, although it may be as complete as we can manage. History proposes and disposes of its patterns. Behind all this there may be a hidden order' - and that is both a hope and a fear. Does God help us to understand any of this? Does Art? Is the soul' a sanctuary? The Reasoner, the reader, smiles ruefully and soldiers on', for this is not a wicked but a hard world, / and people struggle, without a scheme of things, / and deserve release.'
Category: Poetry

Meter And Meaning

Author : Thomas Carper
ISBN : 9781000100846
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Poet, Thomas Carper, and scholar, Derek Attridge, join forces in Meter and Meaning to present an illuminating and user-friendly way to explore the rhythms of poetry in English. They begin by showing the value of performing any poem aloud, so that we can sense its unique use of rhythm. From this starting point they suggest an entirely fresh, jargon-free approach to reading poetry. Illustrating their 'beat/offbeat' method with a series of exercises, they help readers to appreciate the use of rhythm in poems of all periods and to understand the vital relationship between meter and meaning. Beginning with the very basics, Meter and Meaning enables a smooth progression to an advanced knowledge of poetic rhythms. It is the essential guide to meter for anyone who wants to study, write, better appreciate, or simply enjoy poetry. Carper and Attridge make studying meter a pleasure and reading poetry a revelation.
Category: Literary Criticism

You Poet

Author : Rayna Hutchison
ISBN : 9781507208359
Genre : Poetry
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Offering a variety of advice for tapping into your creative voice, sharing your work online, and honing your writing skills, You/Poet shows you how to express yourself creatively through the art of poetry. You may think that writing poetry requires a specific set of skills. You may have read books on writing poetry that were stuffy and full of strict rules and regulations. But You/Poet proves that all you need to be a poet is the desire to share your inner thoughts and emotions with the world. Let HerHeartPoetry—an online poetry community, Instagram, digital zine, and poetry press—take you on a journey of self-discovery and surprise, and show you how to embrace the world of writing poetry with arms wide open. Writing poetry is an act of bravery. It’s just you, your thoughts and feelings, and the words you choose to express them. You/Poet can help you do just that. With encouragement and advice on poetry writing basics, how to identify your unique creative voice, and prompts and exercises to help you channel your thoughts and emotions through writing, this all-in-one guide will help you share your talent with the world.
Category: Poetry