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Art of Poetry How to Read a Poem

ISBN-10: 0195371186
ISBN-13: 9780195371185
Edition: 2008
Authors: Shira Wolosky
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Description: 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, eloquently written  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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, eloquently written chapters, Wolosky explores in depth how poetry works 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 works by William Shakespeare, John Donne, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others.Featuring a comprehensive bibliography, a glossary of poetic terms, and a new appendix of suggestions for further reading, The Art of Poetry is a rich source of inspiration.

Preface
Word Choice
Syntax and the Poetic Line
Images: Simile and Metaphor
Metaphor and the Sonnet
The Sonnet
Poetic Conventions
More Verse Forms
Personification
Poetic Voice
Gender and Poetic Voice
Poetic Rhythm: Metric
Poetic Rhythm: Sound and Rhyme
Rhetoric: More Tropes
Incomplete Figures and the Art of Reading
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliographical Backgrounds
Index of Poems
Index of Poets
Index of Terms and Topics

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