Modern American Poets Their Voices and Visions

ISBN-10: 0070169578

ISBN-13: 9780070169579

Edition: 2nd 1994 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $72.19
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 8.50" wide x 5.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Robert DiYanni received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, at New York University in the Graduate Rhetoric Program, at Harvard University in the Expository Writing Program, and most recently at Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He is also the author of numerous books and frequently lectures and participates in writing and literature workshops.

Introduction
Reading Poetry
The Experience of Reading Poetry: Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays
The Process of Reading Poetry: Robert Frost, Mending Wall
The Practice of Active Reading: Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz
Centering on Subject and Theme: Elizabeth Bishop, One Art
Aspects of Poetry
Voices: Stephen Crane, War Is Kind
William Carlos Williams, The Widow's Lament in Springtime; T.S. Eliot, Journey of the Magi
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Mother Words: Edwin Arlington Robinson, Miniver Cheevy
Adrienne Rich, Rape Elizabeth Bishop, Filling Station
Images: Elizabeth Bishop, First Death in Nova Scotia HD (Hilda Doolittle), Heat Robert Lowell, The Drinker Ezra Pound, The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
Comparisons: Langston Hughes
Dream Deferred Robert Wallace
The Double Play Sylvia Plath
Metaphors Marianne Moore
The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing
Symbols Peter Meinke
Advice to My Son Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for Death Hart Crane
Royal Palm
Sentences: Adrienne Rich
Prospective Immigrants Please Notes Robert Frost
The Silken Tent e.e. Cummings
Me up at does Wallace Stevens
No Possum
No Sop
No Taters
Sounds: Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Walt Whitman
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer Wallace Stevens
Peter Auince at the Clavier May Swenson
The Universe Helen Chasin
The Word Plum
Rhythms: Robert Frost
The Span of Life Langston Hughes
Ballad of the Landlord Theodore Roethke
Elegy for Jane Richard Wilbur
Junk
Structure: Edna St. Vincent Millay
I Dreamed I Moved among the Elysian Fields
Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat Nor Drink
What My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why; John Crowe Ransom, Piazza Piece
Walt Whitman, When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
e.e. Cummings, 1, Buffalo Bill's
William Carlos Williams, The Dance
Theodore Roethke, The Waking
A.R. Ammons, Poetics
Revisions
Walt Whitman: A Noiseless Patient Spider
The Soul, Reaching, Throwing Out for Love
Robert Frost: Design
In White
Emily Dickinson: Safe in their Alabaster Chambers (1859 and 1861 versions)
Marianne Moore: Poetry (1921, 1924, and 1967 versions)
William Carlos Williams: This Is Just to Say
Kenneth Koch: Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams
Henry Reed: Chard Whitlow
Pieter Breughel the Elder: LandScape with the Fall of Icarus
William Carlos Williams: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus. W.H. Auden: Musee des Beaux Arts Pieter Breughel the Elder: Hunters in the Snow
William Carlos Williams: The Hunters in the Snow
John Berryman: Winter Landscape
Major Voices and Visions
Walt Whitman (1819-1892): One's-Self I Sing
Song of Myself
There Was a Child Went Forth
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
The Dalliance of the Eagles
Cavalry Crossing a Ford
Bivouac on a Mountain Side
By the Bivouac's Fitful Flame
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim
The Wound Dresser
Reconciliation
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd. Emily Dickinson (1830-1866): I cannot dance upon my Toes
The Soul selects her own Society
Success is counted sweetest
"Faith" is a fine invention
I'm "wife"-I've finished that
I like a look of Agony
Wild Nights-Wild Nights!
I can wade Grief
There's a certain Slant of light
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
The Soul's Superior instants
Of all the Sounds despatched abroad
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church
A Bird came down the Walk
After great pain, a formal feeling comes
Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat?
Much Madness is divinest Sense
This was a Poet-It is That
I died for Beauty-but was scarce
I heard a Fly buzz-w
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