How to Read a Poem

ISBN-10: 1405151412
ISBN-13: 9781405151412
Edition: 2006
Authors: Terry Eagleton
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Description: Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poem is designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends the subject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personal possession of the students and the general reader.   More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poem is designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends the subject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personal possession of the students and the general reader. Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relation to content. Takes a wide range of poems from the Renaissance to the present day and submits them to brilliantly illuminating closes analysis. Discusses the work of major poets, including John Milton, Alexander Pope, John Keats, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, W.H.Auden, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, and many more. Includes a helpful glossary of poetic terms.

Terry Eagleton received a Ph.D from Cambridge University. He is a literary critic and a writer. He has written about 50 books including Shakespeare and Society, Criticism and Ideology, The Ideology of the Aesthetic, Literary Theory, The Illusions of Postmodernism, Why Marx Was Right, The Event of Literature, and Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America. He wrote a novel entitled Saints and Scholars, several plays including Saint Oscar, and a memoir entitled The Gatekeeper. He is also the chair in English literature in Lancaster University's department of English and creative writing.

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Functions of Criticism
The End of Criticism?
Politics and Rhetoric
The Death of Experience
Imagination
What is Poetry?
Poetry and Prose
Poetry and Morality
Poetry and Fiction
Poetry and Pragmatism
Poetic Language
Formalists
Literariness
Estrangement
The Semiotics of Yury Lotman
The Incarnational Fallacy
In Pursuit of Form
The Meaning of Form
Form versus Content
Form as Transcending Content
Poetry and Performance
Two American Examples
How to Read a Poem
Is Criticism Just Subjective?
Meaning and Subjectivity
Tone, Mood and Pitch
Intensity and Pace
Texture
Syntax, Grammar and Punctuation
Ambiguity
Punctuation
Rhyme
Rhythm and Metre
Imagery
Four Nature Poems
'Ode to Evening'
'The Solitary Reaper'
'God's Grandeur'
'Fifty Faggots'
Form and History
Glossary
Index

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