Understanding Poetry

ISBN-10: 0618386297
ISBN-13: 9780618386291
Edition: 2005
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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 9.50" wide x 6.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.618

This contemporary, distinctive, and inclusive anthology offers a fresh introduction to poetry. Like its parent text, "Understanding Literature, Understanding Poetry" features updated organization, integrated yet accessible discussions of historical and cultural contexts and critical approaches, and a rich table of contents. Accompanied by the "Understanding Literature" CD-ROM and Web Site, this new collection will give teachers and students richer, more relevant experiences in reading, thinking, and writing about poetry.A omprehensive and well-balanced table of contents includes canonical authors and compelling new voices not often anthologized, with an emphasis on the writing of ethnically diverse poets.Complete coverage of formal elements teaches students the basics of studying poetry, such as analyzing rhyme and meter, reading for metaphor and simile, and identifying poetic forms.Distinctive "Poetry Casebooks" encourage students to explore specific topics, themes, and artists in greater depth, such as "Poetry and Social Activism between the Wars" and "Race and Representation." "Casebooks" facilitate focused class discussions and provide rich topics for writing and research.Abundant visual texts--including a four-color section--enrich the study of literature with related photographs and works of art, providing lively new contexts in which to analyze authors, artistic developments, and cultural movements.Chapter 22 on Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance provides a multimedia poetry experience, with support materials on the CD-ROM, including audio clips of related jazz and blues music.

Why Study Literature
Understanding Poetic Form
Introduction: Reading Poetry Marianne Moore, Poetry
Poetic Language: Diction, Word Choice, and Tone
Digging Gerard
The Windhover
Breaking Tradition
The Knight, Death, and the Devil
This Living Hand
A Dream of Jealousy
The Fury of Aerial Bombardment Poems for Further Reading and Critical Writing
Traveling Through the Dark
Didactic Piece
The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing
Poetic Imagery and Theories of the Modern Image
O Taste and See
Eleven Theories of the Modern Image
In a Station of the Metro
The Great Figure
Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout Poems for Further Reading and Critical Writing
The Dead Butterfly
Preludes Critical Perspective: On Imagist Poetics Ezra Pound, from "A Few Don'ts for an Imagist" Critical Perspective: Modern Poetry and Formal Invention
Figurative Language Sylvia Plath
Metaphors Anonymous, I Have a Yong Sister William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73 (That time of year thou mayst in me behold)
Separation
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud Sharon Olds, Size and Sheer
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
Poem 328 (A Bird came down the Walk)
Watch Repair Dylan Thomas, Fern Hill Poems for Further Reading and Critical Writing
The Thought-Fox Walt Whitman, from Song of Myself (Section 6)
The Silken Tent
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
Symbolism
The Lamb Dorothy Parker, One Perfect Rose
The Sick
The Last Wolf Robert Frost, Mending Wall
The Moon and the Yew Tree W.S. Merwin, Strawberries
Upon a Spider Catching a Fly Poems for Further Reading and Critical Writing
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
Myth W.H. Auden, Museacute;e des Beaux Arts Anne Sexton
To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph
Jacklight Poems for Further Reading and Critical Writing
Journey of the Magi
Prayer to the Pacific
Coatlicue's Rules: Advice from an Aztec Goddess Walt Whitman, from Song of Myself (Section 24) Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind
Emotive Poetics Theodore Roethke
Waking from Sleep William Shakespeare, Sonnet 29 (When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes)
First Song Emily Dickinson, Poem 258 (There's a certain Slant of light) Poems for Further Reading and Critical Writing Emily Dickinson, Poem 512 (The Soul has Bandaged moments)
Fever 103 Walt Whitman, from Song of Myself (Section 26)
Prosody Sound Emily Dickinson, Poem 465 (I heard a Fly buzz--when I died)
The Lake Isle of Innisfree Sylvia Plath, Point Shirley Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Arms and the Boy Meter and Rhythm Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz
Poetic Forms Fixed Poetic Forms Blank Verse, Couplets, Tercets, and Quatrains
First Snow in Alsace Longer Fixed Stanza Forms The Sonnet
When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
Sonnet 55 (Not marble, nor the gilded monuments) Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 75 (One day I wrote her name upon the strand) Gwendolyn Brooks, the rites for Cousin Vit The Villanelle
The Waking The Sestina Pattern Poetry, Concrete Poetics, and Vers
Bleeding Open Poetic Forms
The Well Featured Writer: John Keats On First Looking into Chapman's Homer On Seeing the Elgin Marbles Poems for Further Reading and Critical Writing Ode on a Grecian Urn Ode to a Nightingale La Belle Dame sans Merci The Eve of St. Agnes To Autumn Letters of John Keats Excerpt from Letter to Benjamin Bailey, November 22, 1817 Excerpt from Letter to George and Thomas Keats, December 21, 1817 Excerpt from Letter to John Taylor, February 27, 1818 Excerpt from Letter to John Hamilton Reynolds, May 3, 1818 Critical Perspective: On Keats and Critical Judgment Cynthia Chase, from "Viewless Wings: Keats's 'Ode to a Nightingale'" Critical Perspective: On Keats and Symbolism David Perkins, from "The 'Ode to a Nightingale'" Critical Perspective: On Imagination and Reality in the Odes Jack Stillinger, from "Imagination and Reality in the Odes"
Poetry and History
Beyond Formalism: Poetry and New Historicism William Blake, London
The Author to Her Book
Critical Perspectives: A Casebook on Poetry and Social Activism Between the Wars Poems for Further Reading and Critical Writing Kenneth Fearing, Dirge Kenneth Fearing, $2.50 Kenneth Fearing, X Minus X Langston Hughes,
Goodbye Christ Langston Hughes, Johannesburg Mines Langston Hughes, Elevator Boy Alfred Hayes, In a Coffee Pot Tillie Lerner Olsen
I Want You Women Up North to Know Genevieve Taggard
The Minotaur Joseph Kalar, Papermill Joseph Kalar, Worker Uprooted Critical Perspective: On Counteacute;e Cullen's "Incident" Cary Nelson, from Repression and Recovery Critical Perspective: On Depression Era Culture Rita Barnard, from The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance
Critical Perspectives: A Casebook on Poetry, Trauma, and Testimony: Holocaust Verses Poems for Further Reading and Critical Writing Primo Levi, Shemaacute; Nelly Sachs, O the Chimneys
Never Shall I Forget Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Babii Yar Dan Pagis, Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway-Car
Death Fugue Sylvia Plath, Lady Lazarus William Heyen, Kotov Anthony Hecht, The Book of Yolek Tadeusz Roacute;zewicz, Pigtail Charles Reznikoff, from Holocaust Adrienne Rich, from Sources Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Draft 17: Unnamed Critical Perspective: On Holocaust Testimony Geoffrey H. Hartman, from "On Traumatic Knowledge and Literary Studies" Critical Perspective: On Paul Celan's Imagery Shoshana Felman, from Testimony (on Paul Celan's "Death Fugue") Critical Perspective: On Witnessing to the Holocaust Dori Laub, from Testimony Critical Perspective: On the Holocaust Survivor Terrence Des Pres, from The Survivor Critical Perspective: On Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Cathy Caruth, fro

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